Mar. 11th 2016
“Few would disagree that the venture capital world is male-dominated. 97.7% of VC backed companies have male CEOs and 94% of VC partners are men. But are these two facts connected? Some would argue that they are, and that those statistics are caused not only by an unconscious bias but also outright sexism that remains a problem in the venture world. Others would say that VCs are gender-blind, funding only the best companies and ideas regardless of the gender or ethnicity of their founding teams. This panel will tackle the disconnect between talk and reality, what it means, and what attendees can do about it.”
Founding General Partner Sara Brand spoke on a panel for South by Southwest with Joshua Henderson from Springboard Enterprises, Lisa Lambert VP at Intel Capital & Managing Director, SSG & Diversity Sector, Elizabeth Gore from Dell.