Female entrepreneurs starve for capital while old models siphon off profits

 

“For female entrepreneurs, it’s important to know that securing financing from an all-male venture capital firm may drastically reduce their probability of a successful exit.”

That was one of the disturbing conclusions reached in a recent University of Alberta study that has long been noticed by women in the VC sector to be part of a growing trend.

The results of the report have been widely shared in the Harvard Business Review and countless other publications. It provides yet more evidence that female entrepreneurs need a new kind of support system if they are going to thrive.

Read the whole Op Ed at the Globe and Mail