Only 4.2% of venture capitalist funding goes to women. Why so little? A new study out of Stanford offers aggravating but enlightening answers. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) The amount of VC funding that goes to women is low, pathetically low, at just 4.2%. Sure, tech and entrepreneurship skews male but not that male, [...]
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Vivek Wadhwa Announcing Results Of Women Entrepreneur Study At Women 2.0 Conference (February 14 In San Francisco)
Researcher and academic Vivek Wadhwa is a researcher of topics and issues in entrepreneurship, including minority, immigrant and women entrepreneurs. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Vivek Wadhwa is not afraid of going on TechCrunch to write about the Silicon Valley as a white boy’s club. He made quite an impression with “Silicon [...]
Interview with a Plasma Physics Ph.D Dropout Turned Energy Entrepreneur: “Physics is Like a Bootcamp for Your Mind”
By Danielle Fong (Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Lightsail Energy) One month ago, I was interviewed by Jane Affleck as a profile piece for my Alma Mater, Dalhousie University. Interviewer: You “started” a PhD at Princeton… why did you stop? Was it boring? Did you feel driven to just do your own thing? Danielle Fong: I [...]
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Center for Venture Research found that women angel investors gain strength in their numbers. They defy the stereotype of women as cautious investors — stereotypes that are prevalent when women consist of less than 10% of an angel group. “In [...]