Gender funding gap not pipeline but a capital access problem, says TBDF’s Sarah Chen

Sarah Chen at DEALSTREETASIA’s Asia PE-VC Summit 2017 in Singapore.

There is no shortage of venture funds that seek to back women entrepreneurs. Take, for instance, Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital (which backs people of colour and LGBTQ entrepreneurs, in addition to women).

Nor is there a paucity of initiatives to tackle the gender funding gap. Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee launched non-profit organisation All Rise in April this year to help address the lack of diversity among investors and founders.

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