Female founders

Venture Capital Funding

Venture capital guilty of ‘diversity washing’ says Ada Ventures

Men dominate venture capital firms when it comes to senior leadership positions and ownership of VC firms, according to new Ada Ventures research


Female founders continue to receive less investment  

All-female-founded teams receive a smaller share of VC equity deals than they did ten years ago


Vast majority of UK’s most active angel investors are men

The research covers the 100 most active angel investors in the UK over the past two years


More VC funding going to female founders  

Twenty-seven per cent of equity deals in the UK last year went to female founded or co-founded businesses


Female angels invest £2bn in UK companies

Almost 25% of companies backed by female angel investors over the past decade been founded by women – higher than the national average of 19%


Female founders giving up more equity to VCs than men

A report has found women are giving away 10 per cent more of their share to VCs than their male counterparts


Number of women starting scale-ups rises by third

Fast-growing businesses founded or co-founded by women total 261

Venture Capital Funding

Female Ventures Fund to invest £10m in women-only start-ups in first year

New venture capital fund led by and for women will address inequality of just 1% of VC money going to women-only start-ups


Top 9 women founders leading the UK’s high-growth UK scale-ups

With female entrepreneurs overlooked by venture capitalists, the UKBAA nominates its top 9 women founders of high-growth businesses


5 ways we help female founders achieve their ambitions

FinnCap CEO Sam Smith shares 5 ways ambitious female entrepreneurs can achieve their growth business ambitions


Government supports call for female-focused investment funds

Women receive less funding at every stage of their business growth journey, says Treasury review


Top seven female founders of high growth businesses

Here, we take a look at the top female founders making a success in their respective categories.