In the UK last year, if you were a woman, just 2.9 per cent of
venture capital went to you.
If you were a black business founder you saw just 0.2 per cent of
all investment capital.
And if you were a black woman, it was a mere 0.02 per cent.
"Those numbers mean there are a lot of individuals who are not
being funded who have great ideas, and that some who don’t
have such great ideas are getting funded, so that’s the issue,” says Eric Collins, CEO of Impact X, a venture capital fund that’s putting its money into backing under-represented entrepreneurs.
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