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Diane Stafford: Why do women get such a small share of venture capital?

Diane Stafford: Why do women get such a small share of venture capital?
Kansas City Star
By Diane Stafford
Published: July 6, 2017

Women account for about 40 percent of founders of U.S. companies but get only 2 percent of the nation’s venture capital investments.

It’s long been proffered that women tend to start “lifestyle businesses” with lower growth paths and thus seek less money.

But an academic study to be presented in August at the annual Academy of Management conference suggests the funding disparity also lies in questions entrepreneurs are asked by potential investors.

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