The future needs more female founders.
Start-ups with female founders make significantly better investments. Female founded start-ups perform 63% better than start ups with all male founding teams (Source: 10years.Firstround.com) and deliver 2x as much per dollar invested (78 cents vs 31 cents). (Source: Boston Consulting Group, “Why Women-Owned Start Ups Are a Better Bet” 2018)
The future needs more female investors.
The data is clear: venture capital firms that increase their proportion of female partner hires by 10% see, on average, a 1.5% spike in yearly overall fund returns and have 9.7% more profitable exits.
(Source: Harvard Business Review, “The Other Diversity Dividend”, 2018)
There is a lack of female angel investors in the UK and Europe
Right now, the future is overwhelmingly built by male founders and backed by male investors. (Source: Harvard Business Review, “The Other Diversity Dividend”, 2018)
HERmesa is redressing the balance by providing a supportive space to women interested in angel investing to learn, collaborate and invest together. We are working hard to create a more diverse future by helping women have a seat at the table.