Are Female Founders Prone to Failure? Study Shows ‘Implicit’ Stereotype Fuels Funding Gap

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | on Fri, Jul 14, 3:01 PM

Women entrepreneurs receive a tiny fraction of venture-capital funds, and new research points to a surprising reason why: the questions investors ask female founders. A team of management and psychology researchers examined how venture investors interacted with entrepreneurs at TechCrunch’s New York startup competition over seven years and found that VC funds typically asked male founders questions about how their companies will...

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