Overcome Bias to Get Your Startup Funded

New research suggests that unconscious bias among venture capitalists is keeping female entrepreneurs from securing more funding. In 2016, industry data shows that women-led startups received $1.46 billion–a fraction of the $58.19 billion for startups led by men. As a venture capitalist, Maveron’s Anarghya Vardana invests in consumer frontier-tech companies commercializing AI, VR, robotics, food tech, and drones. She shares her thoughts on how to overcome gender bias when seeking funding, from positioning your startup to the language you use to answer questions.

Speaker: Anarghya Vardana, senior associate, Maveron

 

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