2018 USA VC Funding by gender
ABOUT SUNDAY FOUNDERS
The venture capital world is thriving, if you’re a straight white man. Sunday Founders believes that a transparent system will result in founder financial literacy and the gift of time. We know we have succeeded when we don’t have to track this data anymore.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Hi there. I’m Nikki and I have a passion for entrepreneurship and all the adventurous risk takers it attracts. I’ve spent 4 years launching my own businesses and working with over 500 female entrepreneurs on launching theirs.
The gender and race statistics in VC speak for themselves. I’m on a mission to do something about it.
Bringing transparency to the VC system will give power to underrepresented founders by helping them make informed decisions. A founder shouldn’t waste her time pitching to a group of all male investors with a portfolio that is equally all male while asking her if she’s ‘done having children.’ Or pitching to an investor that encourages founders to “come have a beer and hop in my hot tub.”
This platform is to help females make smart decisions, use her time well and get the best ROI during that crucial fundraising stage.
Q: Where did you get the data?
A: The old fashioned way. Clicking on VC websites, viewing their portfolio companies, and researching the founding and investment teams.
Q: What problem are you trying to solve? Getting more female funding? More female investor partners?
A: Our primary purpose is transparency. We’re starting the conversation with data and founder ratings but ultimately we feel that transparency will shine a light on bad behavior to propel good behavior (aka - diverse founders being funded and diverse funding decision makers).
Q: What are your next steps?
A: As of Sep 2019 we are primarily focused on collecting 100 ratings by December of 2019. In conjunction with that we are also collecting more data from Crunchbase and Startup Muster. We’re also considering in the future building a message board for conversation on different startup ecosystem topics.
Q: How can I help?
A: You tell me! We would love your help. Our first focus is having female founders rate their experience, so please share with your friends in the ecosystem and invite them to submit their experiences.