We are to make a change
Assets under Management in hands of female managers
More revenues generated by mixed management teams
of all interactions with LP are with women
of capital goes to female founders in Europe
European Women in VC is a community of over 1000 senior female venture capital investors from all over Europe and beyond.
Depending on geography, female cheque writers represent only between 5% and 15% of angel and VC investors, while female founders receive only 2% of VC money. We are on the mission to change this status quo!
To really promote idea of diversity we have to look at the problem holistically
Female GPs and Senior Managers are an undervalued asset in European Venture Capital Firms (2023)
Report 2023 highlights the positive financial and societal impact of diverse investment teams in the growth and venture space. Pointing out the gender-performance correlation serves as a catalyst for environmental adjustment in the venture capital landscape. It reinforces the notion that diversity is not just a checkbox but a strategic imperative.
Role and importance of women as cheque writers and start-up founders (2022)
The inaugural pan-European report on the venture capital ecosystem from a gender perspective.
Funding in the CEE Region through the lens of gender diversity and positive impact (2021)
This report serves to discuss this gap and aims at calling to action all those who have the ability to drive change across the VC and tech ecosystem. Only by discussing facts, figures and taking a real leadership role can we drive change for the benefit of the whole society.
Venture Capital is a young industry in Europe with extreme disproportion in diversity overall.
Yet it is this industry that finances the companies of tomorrow and with that plays a future creating role - the well funded startups are the most likely to succeed. If we want to have a future of parity, equal access to capital, where companies that address the needs of the whole of society are given the chance to flourish, we need a diverse pool of investors to work with innovators, with the founders.
Without visible institutional and governmental focus on funding women run VC’s and bringing in more women to establish VC funds, this small percentage will not increase.
Join us building the largest community of Female Senior Investment professionals in the VC, growth and asset management / LP for VC space
Diversity and inclusion
Parity and open access to capital for all. We will work with all underfunded VC communities, starting with women as a VC minority. We will work with male colleagues together to ensure a fundamental change to the VC ecosystem in Europe
Amplifying the mission
In our organisation and in your community. Be active. There will be plenty of opportunities. Working with us is an investment into the European VC and startup ecosystem
Fairness and Trust
We will treat each other with respect and create a friendly environment. Openness between the members in a trustful and supportive environment. Let’s collaboratively work to support our joint mission! Investment world is built on trust
Building a culture of belonging
Promotion of an inclusive environment across the funds’ portfolios. True nature of culture of belonging comes from members’ understanding of inclusion not from marketing KPIs. Seeing and presenting the monetary value of diversity and healthy inclusive environment is the future and key to high returns and well understood business risk management
Who supports us?
Venture Capital industry is changing the world of tomorrow. We want to support and accelerate this process adding more women professionals with a fresh ideas and point of view to this equation.
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