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1.3% of venture-backed startups have a female founder.


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These numbers are deplorable. Megan Rose Dickey writes:

Underrepresentation in venture-backed tech companies

Women are vastly underrepresented in high-level roles at U.S. venture-backed tech companies, but having more female executives "makes a significant difference in pushing a company to success," according to a 2012 report from Dow Jones VentureSource.  

Stat 6: 1.3% of venture-backed startups have a female founder.

Stat 7: 6.5% of venture-backed startups have a female CEO.

Stat 8: 20% of venture-backed startups have one or more female C-level executive.

Men dominate venture capital and angel investment industries

Stat 9: Women represent less than 10% of high-level venture capitalists in the U.S., according to the Kaufman foundation.

Stat 10: Only 12% of angel investors in the U.S. were women in 2011, according to the Center for Venture Research

Social media is divided.

Twitter, Facebook, Zynga, and Pinterest have more women.

LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, and Wikipedia are dominated by men.

91.5% of Wikipedia editors and 84% of Reddit users are men.

It's still a shocker to me that Wikipedia is dominated by men. Reddit -- well, that one makes sense.

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