Investment funds rarely invest in female entrepreneurs, says M&O researcher Eva de Mol in Het Financieele Dagblad
Investment funds for start-up companies have a strong tendency to invest in start-ups run by men, rather than women, according to an article by M&O researcher Eva de Mol and investor Janneke Niessen that was published in Het Financiele Dagblad on September 27.
09/27/2018 | 7:16 PM
The publication has sparked a debate within the venture capitalist community and beyond. Experts speak of a huge underutilization of very good entrepreneurs, and have commented that in this male dominated sector, men are more likely to give to other men then to women. On the other hand, some venture capitalists commented that they are hardly approached by female entrepreneurs for funding. In any case, Eva de Mol expects the situation to change in the future, as she states that research shows that young companies perform better when they are led by mixed teams.
Read the article (in Dutch).