One of the ways Silicon Valley is under scrutiny for its diversity is the number of women in senior management roles at venture-capital firms.
A report from nonprofit group All Raise reveals that American VC firms added 30 women as senior investing partners in the last 10 months, but has some less-encouraging figures on the bigger picture. “About three-quarters of U.S. venture capital firms still have zero women partners. Among the 153 firms that do boast a woman partner, it’s often singular — not plural,” reported tech site Recode. “Three-quarters of these firms only have one woman in a senior leadership position. Those are roughly the same figures as ten months ago.”
This all plays in to a related debate about the number of companies wholly or partially founded by women that are raising venture-capital funding. “From the first quarter of 2016 to the last quarter of 2018, the percentage of venture capital dollars going to at least partially female-founded companies has consistently hovered at around 10 percent,” reported Recode. “Put another way: About $9 out of every $10 in startup money is still going to companies run by men.”