Two years ago, venture capital firm OATV bemoaned the lack of female applicants for an open associate position. A tweet today indicates things haven’t changed much. What’s stopping female applicants? By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) When an associate position opened up at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures a couple of years ago, impressive applications streamed in. [...]
Posts Tagged "Venture Capitalists"
A thought-provoking article argues that — unconsciously or not – fundraising female founders are still stigmatized for the kind of firmness that would be celebrated in a man, leaving them little room to maneuver. Do you agree? By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Women don’t get ahead because they don’t ask, says a chorus of [...]
A venture capitalist who started her career on Wall Street talks about how and why she made the transition to seed stage investing, as well as what she found challenging and rewarding about the switch. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Think East Coast vs. West Coast and you’ll probably call up two very distinct [...]
While the entrepreneurs I meet are vibrant, open-minded and diverse, it often feels like a 1969 office scene when you visit a venture capitalist in their native environment. By Jules Pieri (Founder & CEO, Daily Grommet) I spent Friday in a classroom at Harvard Business School, speaking at three sections of a “Founders’ Dilemmas” class. [...]
By Heidi Isern (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0) Why aren’t more women-run startups funded? Because there aren’t more women-run startups! According to Women 2.0, women found only 11% of technology companies. The question remains: Whose job is it to change that? I recently went to Los Angeles to help conduct a panel with venture capitalists and [...]
By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group) On November 21, the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource released the results of the 2011 Venture Census, which reported statistics about ethnicity, gender and other characteristics of the venture capital industry garnered from a poll that included 600 VC industry participants. Not surprisingly, [...]
By Deborah A. Farrington (Founder & General Partner, StarVest Partners) The 2011 Forbes Midas List ranked the top 100 venture capitalists based on M&A and IPO exits. As one of the two women included on this year’s list, it was disappointing to see that only two had made the cut. This begs the question: Why [...]