Venture capital funding grew exponentially for startups that had at least one female founder, finishing the decade at 12% of all funding, up from 7% 10 years prior. The tech industry took the lion’s share, pouring $27 billion in the same period into U.S. startups with female founders.
Still, the pace of funding for female-only founded startups is still hovering below 3%. Despite more than $1.5 trillion invested in VC deals worldwide last decade, the portion of funding going toward female-only startups in the United States only grew from 2.6% in 2009 to 2.8% in 2019.
The incline trend should continue, nonetheless, with greater inclusion of female entrepreneurship and persisting high volumes of capital funding — 2018 and 2019 saw a surge in VC funding that has yet to lose steam.