2020 DocSend Startup Index: The Funding Divide
This week, we’re publishing the third report in our series on The Funding Divide to reveal new data that shows the journey of a team fundraising for a pre-Seed, Seed or Series A round which contains at least one minority founder vs the journey of a team with no minorities. This is important data for founders, so please share it with your networks (prewritten tweet).
Pitch Deck Interest Metrics Update
Based on last week’s Pitch Deck Interest metrics, we saw that investor interest spiked up 8%, whereas it dropped 8.44% during the same week in 2019. (tweet this)
Despite the number of pitch deck links created last week not increasing, the fundraising marketplace activity historically increases now through October.
Read our full analysis of last week’s changes in the fundraising marketplace.
Success stories and lessons from two underrepresented founders
Opportunities are not all created equal in the startup world. Here are two stories on what it’s like being an underrepresented woman founder in today’s startup ecosystem from Nikki Dominguez of Handsome and Angela Benton of Streamlytics.
Pushing for Change: An Interview with Cat Hernandez
For Cat Hernandez, former Operating Partner at Primary Venture Partners and now Partner at The Venture Collective (TVC), breaking into venture capital was a happy accident of sorts. Kyla Crisostomo of AllRaise chats with Cat about her journey into VC and why she’s passionate about helping underrepresented founders.
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