VCs say they want to fund more women, but it’s time to do #MoreThanTalk.
For International Women's Day,
Digital Currency Group is committing to give all female founders in the crypto space a direct line to our investments team.
We're going to be open with you. Only 9% of our 122 active portfolio companies are female founded... and just 3% of our total companies are solely led by women.
Though we're not far off from industry averages, we feel strongly that these numbers should be higher.
According to Crunchbase, the number of VC-backed companies with female founders rose to 17%* in 2019, but only 2% of companies did not have a male co-founder.
While the gender imbalance in our portfolio is not deliberate, it is common and likely to persist if we don’t do #MoreThanTalk about our desire for a better ratio.
The Goal: To back the most high-integrity and talented entrepreneurs in the industry
Our Approach: Maintain high investment standards, while purposefully broadening our reach
Complete a simple form telling us about what you're building and we will set up a call to discuss the investment opportunity
Don’t have that polished deck ready yet? That’s fine. We only ask you complete our pitch review form.
Here’s our guarantee: every submission gets a careful, fair look, with a guaranteed follow up.
Following submission, you will be contacted to schedule a call where we can get acquainted, give you feedback and, where relevant, discuss next steps in our investments process.
This process ends in one of two ways - either we invest and welcome you to the DCG family or add you to our list of entrepreneurs to watch.
HOW IT WORKS
Digital Currency Group's mission is to accelerate the development of a better financial system.
We build and support blockchain companies by leveraging our insights, network, and access to capital. To date, we have invested in more than 150 companies in 30+ countries around the world.
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