Last year, some Dutch VCs launched a ‘diversity statement’, called #FundRight. The aim of this movement is to bridge the gender funding gap and achieving a divers startup ecosystem.
And it was badly needed; 13% of funding rounds in 2018 went to mixed- and female-founded startups, yet they received only 3.5% of the funding, according to TechLeap’s Gender Diversity Report.
No measurable progress in bridging the gender funding gap
Since we collected data about venture capital investments in Dutch startups anyway, we thought it would be a relatively minor effort to see if we could already see some improvements. How are the VCs doing in terms of reaching their own gender diversity goals?
Well, it’s still “om te janken”.
Read about it on our blog: https://medium.com/golden-egg-check/this-is-what-gender-diversity-in-the-dutch-startup-ecosystem-looks-like-cc4667aa11fa