Tech Women Choose Possibility
Joyce Park stashed this in Tech biz
A mostly optimistic view of women in tech, co-signed by mostly women who are founders.
Wow, this paints a picture that women-led organizations are actually raising lots of capital:
The women on this list founded heavyweights such as Lynda.com, Nextdoor, Houzz, VMware, ASK Group and Mozilla; growth-stage stars like Stitch Fix, Slideshare, Indiegogo, LearnVest and StyleSeat; and earlier-stage startups like Lumoid, Heartwork, Other Machine Company and Trendalytics. On this list alone, we were able to identify 13 IPOs and another 54 exits through M&A. The average amount of capital raised per company is approximately $34 million (for a subset of 167 companies on which data was available).
I wonder how much this data is skewed by the biggest companies (Lynda, Nextdoor, Houzz, VMware)?
It's interesting to see her survey and her advice. I like the theme though of also looking at what IS happening instead of the lack
I do think it's important for women who are not technical founders to speak up and say, "Actually the majority of MALE founders and execs also do not cut code themselves, or not past the alpha stage."