Forbes recently ran a piece by Alicia Robb, who is a senior fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She was moved to address the issue of female representation in angel investing, a topic that was prevalent at the Angel Capital Association's (which gets photo credit here) annual summit. Women have long been under-represented in the field of angel investment, and it appears to impact the amount of investments in women-owned business. The numbers are improving, but there's still much room for improvement:
"Females have historically made up less than 15% of the angel investors in the United States. The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research estimated that women angels represented 19.4% of the angel market in 2014, which was a significant increase from the 12.2% number from just two years prior. Women-owned ventures accounted for 23% of the entrepreneurs that were seeking angel capital and 19% of those entrepreneurs that received angel investment in 2013."
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