Southeast Asian startups raised $8.6b in 2020 — just 16.5% of it went to women-led firms

Southeast Asian startups raised $8.6b in 2020 — just 16.5% of it went to women-led firms

Startup funding in Southeast Asia has a gender bias, and, in a first, DealStreetAsia has quantified it.

Women founders and co-founders accounted for a mere 16.4% (or $1.4 billion) of the overall disclosed fundraisings ($8.6 billion) in the region in 2020, according to DealStreetAsia’s latest Women in Startups: The SE Asia Edition report.

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