11 years, 28 days ago

Do investors discriminate?

Whether it’s men, women, minorities, married people, single people, everyone feels discriminated against when they get passed over on funding.  Some of it is due to the issues I outlined in “Whence, Angels” post from last week.  Some of this is very real.  Joanne Wilson a.k.a. Gotham Gal had a very insightful podcast on the subject.

I find from our – very limited – experience that we wound up with a distribution of investments that’s roughly equivalent to population demographics.   Our deal flow pipeline is also distributed by gender and race along the lines of general population statistics.  It’s nowhere near to being a statistically significant representative sample, but it’s odd that our results are so different from what other folks are reporting.

Bottom Line:  Opinions here are welcome.