True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand and General Partner Kerry Rupp speak at two San Antonio Startup Week events for women entrepreneurs and women investors; “Outperformance and Opportunities: Women Investors and Women Entrepreneurs” at 8:00 -9:30 am, and “Empowering Entrepreneuring Women” at 1:30-2:30 pm.
See full event details of the two events below:
Hosted by the San Antonio Angel Network, Dr. Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp speak to the advantages of gender-lens investments, and the benefits of gender diversity. They examine the aspects of gender diversity from both sides of the equation; as women investors and women entrepreneurs.
Women Investors: While only 4% of venture capital partners are women, women VC’s are 2x as likely to invest in a company with women founders, and 3x more likely to invest in a woman CEO. Women venture capitalists investing in women-led companies show better financial returns. Specifically, women-led companies have a 32% greater chance of annual exit when funded by a woman investor, according to a recent study in the Harvard Business Review.
Women Entrepreneurs: When women are on the management team of companies, whether they’re public companies or venture-backed startups, the companies perform significantly better financially. In fact, a Kaufmann Foundation study showed that venture-backed companies with a woman CEO showed 35% higher ROI and 12% higher revenue growth, while using 1/3 of the capital. Yet, despite this outperformance, fewer than 3% of companies funded by venture capitalists have a woman CEO. That’s a missed opportunity!