"How do we find more female founders to invest in?" In the startup community, I'd venture to say this has become one of the more tiring questions we hear over and over again. Investors have asked this question, sometimes with an underlying tone of entitlement, other times out of actual perplexity. The truth is, there is no magic bullet and there never will be. Closing the funding gap requires a concerted effort to remove the biases we are bringing to the table, catch our pattern matching, and ultimately take a hard stance to change the outdated practices and policies that continue to fuel an unfair funding environment.
In part three of this ongoing series, I highlight the investors committed to changing the ratio and investing in incredible founders, no matter their gender or race. These are the investors who have been proactive in leading the charge, putting money where their mouths are and setting an example for the rest of the industry.