In cooperation with European women in VC and other partners, we have prepared a Europe-wide report on the risk capital ecosystem from a gender perspective.

2021 was again a record year for startups and venture capital funds, with over €100 billion invested in tech companies in Europe. It was also a record year for VC funds, which raised nearly €20 billion. There are still many obstacles on the way.

The report highlights the imbalance for European female VC managers in access to capital (only 9% of AUM is in the hands of females), the definition discrepancy across jurisdictions in the Managing/General Partner role, and the unequal access to carry for females.

As for female-led startups, even though again less than 2% of VC money was invested in them.

The full report you can find HERE.