This article originally appeared on Community Impact. When it comes to entrepreneurs in Austin, Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures said the city aims to be successful together instead of being competitors. “In Austin the leadership in the entrepreneur community has fully embraced the idea of raising all the ships,” she said. “… We’re all figuring [...]
This article originally appeared on thenextweb. At SXSW today, a panel of diversity-minded people from the venture capitalist world got together to address the problems surrounding the primarily white, male VC world. Gender diversity was the primary focus of the discussion. First Round Capital recently reported that its portfolio companies with female founders performed 63 percent [...]
Women make 85% of consumer decisions, so it would make sense that women lead many of the companies selling those products, right? Hardly. In fact, when it comes to entrepreneurship, women are largely absent from the C-suite. The Women’s Fund of Central Texas, a program of the Foundation, invests in local women and children through research, leadership and grantmaking. At their recent Investing in Women: Grant Award Breakfast, guests learned some powerful facts about how investing in women delivers a strong return. In short, gender matters.
Some of the world's largest food companies are hungry for smaller companies that have won over consumers with their authenticity, small-brand vibe and wholesome backstories. That's because big name brands have been losing traction with consumers who are paying more attention to product ingredients, where the food is made and how the companies were established.
In the wake of a high-profile gender-bias case involving a prestigious venture capital firm, the jury is still out on whether more women will venture into that industry. One Austin entrepreneur hopes to make a dent by starting her own firm to invest in woman-owned startups.