Pinterest begins testing a ‘body type ranges’ tool to make searches more inclusive

Pinterest is today expanding on its efforts to make its product more inclusive with respect to body type diversity with the test of a new consumer-facing tool that allows users to filter select search

VC Office Hours: How this venture thesis aims to improve tech for women

Emmeline Ventures invests in women founders building businesses that help other women manage their health, wealth and environment.

20SALES closes $5M inaugural fund to invest in early-stage B2B SaaS startups

Although the focus of the fund is not just to solely back women, it hopes to focus its efforts there when possible.

Women-founded AI startups see a boost in VC funding

Increasing amounts of funding to women in AI "opens the doors" for new innovation in the sector.

AI is the next frontier — but for whom?

Ethics is often a separate conversation from AI building, but they should be one and the same. Bias is dangerous, especially as AI continues spreading.

Debunking the myths of why venture investors don’t fund diverse startups

Without transparency, it’s difficult to determine exactly how disproportionate venture funding to women and people of color truly is.

Women-founded startups raised 1.9% of all VC funds in 2022, a drop from 2021

Last year, U.S. startups with all-women teams received 1.9% (or around $4.5 billion) out of around the $238.3 billion in venture capital allocated, according to the latest PitchBook data.

The lack of VC funding to women is a Western societal shortfall

The issue of women founders not receiving equitable venture funding is a shortfall of the West: It’s here, everywhere in the U.S., and over there, all throughout Europe.

The highs and lows of Q3 venture capital data for women startup founders

New PitchBook data found that U.S. companies with all female founders are raising less capital this year than the last. But it's not all bad news.

A look at progress toward venture equity this Women’s Equality Day

Progress in the amount of venture capital funding raised by companies by all-women teams has been slow and daunting, if steady.

Roe’s reversal will shake up how startups are built

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

The good and bad news for women founders so far in 2022

How are women faring amid the venture capital and startup slowdown? New data paints a somewhat uneven picture, albeit one that tilts toward the negative.

Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups

Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp of Austin, Texas-based True Wealth Ventures defy many trends in the venture capital world. The investors, who raised $19.1 million for their first fund in 2018, have just clo

Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature

Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in 2016. This friend-finding feature currently uses th

Systems thinking can help end practices that harm women worldwide

Many of the world's problems are indeed incredibly complex. But they are not unsolvable.

Why aren’t female founders getting a bigger piece of the pie? Theories abound

Less than 2% of venture capital funding went to all-female founding teams in 2021, marking a five-year low, new data from PitchBook shows. All-female founding teams did receive 83% more funding in 202

MainOne CEO Funke Opeke says Equinix is buying her company for the right price

The African tech scene woke up today to exciting news about the landmark acquisition of MainOne, one of the region’s most important and pivotal tech companies in the past decade, by Equinix, a U.S.

Diversifying startups and VC power corridors

Despite research showing that diverse founding teams have a higher rate of return than white founding teams, one characteristic of startups remains relatively unchanged: the dearth of BIPOC and women

Early Snapchat employee debuts Yoni Circle, a social storytelling app for womxn

An early Snapchat employee who once architected the “Our Stories” product, Chloë Drimal, has now launched her own social app, Yoni Circle. Described as a membership-based community, the a

The Mom Project raises $25M for its job site aimed at working mothers

Women have long had the short end of the stick when it comes to employment, regularly finding themselves struggling to break through the glass ceiling for promotions and on average getting paid less t
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