When we talk about “Diversity Dividend” we are broadly referring to the financial benefits that come from supporting diverse entrepreneurs and bringing diverse perspectives into the investment decision.
We solve the pipeline problem. A lot of investors say they can’t find businesses founded by women to invest in. As women entrepreneurs ourselves, we know that there are some great women building great companies
Women make up just 14% of Angel Investors in the UK
Women make up just 13% of Venture Capital decision makers in the UK
48% of UK VC firms have NO women representation at all
For every £1 of venture capital (VC) investment in the UK, all-female founder teams get less than 1p, all-male founder teams get 89p, and mixed-gender teams 10p.
Venture capital investment in start-ups with female founders is increasing but progress is very slow. At current rates, for all-female teams to reach even 10% of all deals will take more than 25 years (until 2045).
In an experiment at MIT, male narrated pitches were preferred over female narrated proposals 68% of the time… even when they gave the exact same pitch!
We actively seek extraordinary female founders, who may be overlooked by other seed investors.
We actively recruit smart investors with a wide range of skills to help us evaluate new businesses. And, as many of us are both entrepreneurs and immigrants, we know how to look beyond the typical markers of success.