“In terms of deal count, women-founded companies set a record last year, making up 4.4% of all VC deals—the largest percentage since 2006. Of course, the actual number of deals involving female-led startups still dismally low (368 compared to 5,588 for all-male teams), and the gap between the percentage of deals and percentage of dollars that go to women hints at the fact that VCs are writing smaller checks for female founders. The average deal size for a woman-led company in 2017 was just over $5 million. For a man-led company, that number is a little less than $12 million.” (Fortune)
How Do We Close The Gap?
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Entrepreneurs should never be held back by not having enough funding in their business. Even though women entrepreneurs struggle with gaining the same level of access to funding as men. Platforms like iFundWomen are leveraging the playing field.
If you need funding and you want to use the power of crowdfunding, it is up to you check out iFundWomen.
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