How do we disrupt a tech culture that's made it difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital? The thing is, there are plenty of talented women out there, and we need to continue to put our money where our mouths are and actually fund startups led by women. Funding disparities for women-led tech startups is a global issue. Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men. We've gotta do better, and that's what we're aiming to do in the Women Startup Challenge Europe.
Let's dive deep in each category to have more understanding. The budget constraint for startups was always there and will be. Even in the age of VCs and so many investor firms, finance has been a major hindrance. CBI Insights report covers the startups death from 2014–2018. Startups who have succumbed to the cash challenges were promising or either had good products but failed to grow before the financial challenges.