Watch panelists speak on bridging the funding gap faced by women founders

(Clockwise from top left) Sunitha KR, president of early-stage investments, LetsVenture; GV Ravishankar, managing director, Sequoia Capital India; Sarah Chen co-founder and managing partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, and Nacitta Kanyandara, partner and chief of growth at Sayurbox

Deals involving women founders or co-founders accounted for a mere 17.1% of the total PE and VC activity tracked in 2020 in Southeast Asia. If Grab is taken out of the equation, the number dips to just 4.7%, per a DealStreetAsia DATA VANTAGE report.

The sources of, and solutions to, this imbalance was the topic of a panel discussion titled ‘Bridging the gaping funding gap for women founders’ at the Asia PE-VC Summit on Oct. 1.

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