Bittner, Ashley, and Brigette Lau. (2021). “Women-Led Startups Received Just
2.3% of VC Funding in 2020.” Harvard Business Review, February 25, 2021.
The percentage of VC deals that went to female-led startups declined in 2020. This development, which comes as women are leaving the U.S. workforce in droves, is especially bad news. Research shows many positive things occur when VCs choose to fund women, and investors must take conscious steps to increase funding for this underrepresented group of entrepreneurs.