92 Women To Follow Who Are Disrupting Tech In France

Europe is ramping up to compete with Silicon Valley and become the number one startup destination. Which means there’s a huge opportunity for the EU to make serious investments in diverse-led startups, and see trillions of dollars in exits. Data shows that founding teams that include a woman outperform their all-male peers by 63%, according to First Round Capital who compared the performance data in their portfolio over 10-years. And venture-backed, women-led tech companies bring in 12% higher revenue than male-owned tech firms.

Despite the data that supports the business case for investing in women-led startups, the funding for them in the EU is declining. Between 2016 and April of 2018 investments in women-led companies decreased from 14% to 9%. That’s an astounding decline considering the uphill battle that women entrepreneurs face to get a minuscule portion of the funding. And what happened to all of those investors commitments to diversify their portfolios?

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