IDC European Woman in Venture Capital

EUROPEAN WOMEN IN VC IDC #EUR148997722 © IDC 2022 18 The way we allocate capital shapes the world we live in. If investment decisions are predominantly made by men and 98% of capital goes to male-led startups, the future of the European economy is built with a significant male bias. Venture capital is a key lever for economic growth, innovation and prosperity through entrepreneurship. To truly leverage this potential, we must overcome gender bias in capital allocation and ensure equal opportunities for female fund managers and entrepreneurs — in line with the core values of the European Union and the business case of investing in gender-smart business. JESSICA ESPINOZA CEO, 2x Collaborative