Published on March 5, 2014
Finding the Bright Spots Shereen Shermak CEO, Launch Angels The Easiest Way to a Venture Portfolio
A ‘not so bright’ spot. 9 5 6 7 8 4.2 to 7% of VC funding goes to women-led businesses 2
When Carnegie Mellon decided that 7% women engineering students was not enough… Their 4 point plan increased women engineering students from 7% to 42%. In just 5 years. 3
Another ‘not so bright’ spot: using the same exact pitch… Men are 40% more likely to receive funding than women. 4
When leading orchestras started using blind auditions… The percentage of women in orchestras rose from 10% to 35% 5
Bright Spot #1: Crowdfunding sites remove barriers for undercapitalized groups 18 Indiegogo successful campaigns: 42% female-led Indiegogo women raise more than men: higher 19 amounts, more contributions More women serial backers than men CircleUp notes 2/3 of their ventures are women-led 20 *UK 6
In our world, men fund men and women fund women • There are plenty of potential investors • 40%+ of Americans with gross investable assets above $600K are women • Only 22% of angels are women • 90% of potential angels have not recently invested in early stage companies By increasing the availability of capital controlled by women, we increase the chances of women-led ventures being funded 7
Bright Spot #2: Number of women angels increased 80% YOY in 2012 22% in 2012 vs. 12% in 2011 14 Tipping point for 15 innovations: 15-18% When over 10% of investors in angel group are women, investment activity increases 16 17 8
Launch Angels Women-Led Fund • Planned closing in March! • First investment planned for April • Fund will include women-led, women-backed and womenfriendly early stage businesses 9
The Easiest Way to a Venture Portfolio Shereen Shermak Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mandie Holmes Email: email@example.com www.launch-angels.com Twitter: @Launch_Angels 10
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