Women – next wave of Angel Investors
Except from the article by Alicia Robb:
“Females have historically made up less than 15% of the angel investors in the United States. The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research estimated that women angels represented 19.4% of the angel market in 2014, which was a significant increase from the 12.2% number from just two years prior. Women-owned ventures accounted for 23% of the entrepreneurs that were seeking angel capital and 19% of those entrepreneurs that received angel investment in 2013.”
Women – next wave of Angel Investors, Entrepreneur Magazine
1) On a macro level, the biggest impact for getting more women on the investing side is to create more women entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are more likely to invest in other entrepreneurs, and the risk profiles of entrepreneurs match well to investing
2) Highlight women investors more often. Every time she sees an opportunity to talk about angel investing, she makes sure women are speaking, which also brings more women.
3) Any efforts to educate people outside of the startup community about angel investing would attract both men and women, and this would bring in investors who aren’t entrepreneurs.