Q1 2019 Diversity Report: Female Founders Own 17 Percent Of Venture Dollars
Crunchbase has released a report on the amount of funding that flowed to companies with at least one female founder in the first quarter of 2019. The author says that 17 percent of venture dollars representing $8.1 billion in the first quarter went to companies with at least one female founder. Of that, two percent was invested in only female founders, and 15 percent was garnered by companies with male and female co-founders. In contrast, 83 percent went to only male founders.
For the last four quarters the researchers saw an uptick in later stage funding to female founders. In fact, an increase in the percent in Q1 2019 to female and male co-founded teams is due in large part to investments over $100 million to these teams. See more data and learn about the female founder unicorns who received notable funding.