IDC European Woman in Venture Capital

EUROPEAN WOMEN IN VC IDC #EUR148997722 © IDC 2022 35 The report shows that women founders are driving positive impact in criticalverticalsacrosstheecosystem, suchaseducation, sustainability, and healthcare. At the same time, female investors are more likely to back up thesewomen-led businesses. At Google for Startups, we devote our efforts to making the founder community more diverse. That’s why we not only support reports like this one, but also run specific programs for women entrepreneurs, for example Founders Academy in Central Europe. On top of that, across our initiatives, in particular the Google for Startups Accelerator: Europe program, we focus on the verticals where we see many women founders succeed, including the most recent cohort for healthtech and wellbeing startups and the upcoming edition dedicated to edtech. MICHAL KRAMARZ Head of Google for Startups, Central Europe