Fundraising by women-led VCs hits peak but industry representation still dismal

Dzuleira Abu Bakar at DEALSTREETASIA’s Asia PE-VC Summit 2017 in Singapore. Photo: DEALSTREETASIA

Funds raised by women-led venture capital vehicles have reached record highs in 2017 even though their representation in global firms stands at only 21 per cent which shrinks further at senior levels.

According to a recent report by research firm Preqin, 13 funds led by women have secured $2.4 billion this year as of October 2017, as compared to $0.8 billion raised by twelve women-owned funds in 2013.

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