The media has been awash with stories about the decreasing percentage of women decision-makers in venture capital (VC) firms, which certainly deserves attention. But what has gone relatively unnoticed is the dramatic rise of the number of women angels over the last 10 years. This means both women entrepreneurs seeking angel funding and women-led, angel-backed companies.
Women are swinging for the fences. An astonishing 36% of entrepreneurs seeking angel financing are women—an increase of 83% from the previous year, according to the Center for Venture Research.