DSA Summit: ‘Women founders have secured only 2.6% of total venture capital funding’

Panel discussion on ‘Examining the gender funding gap and the VC monoculture’ at DealStreetAsia’s annual flagship Asia Private Equity-Venture Capital 2017

Only 2.6 per cent of the total venture capital funding has gone to women entrepreneurs, according to Sarah Chen, Corporate Investments & Ventures, Sime Darby and co-founder of Asia Women Circle.

Funding to female founders is $1.46 billion compared to a sum of $58.2 billion for male founders, Chen said, addressing a session on ‘Examining the gender funding gap and the VC monoculture’ speaking at Dealstreetasia’s annual flagship Asia Private Equity-Venture Capital 2017 Summit on Friday.

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