IDC European Woman in Venture Capital

EUROPEAN WOMEN IN VC IDC #EUR148997722 © IDC 2022 9 SURVEY CONCLUSIONS ON RESPONSES OF 122 VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS 01. The survey found that of the people with a GP title, 91%of male General Partners have access to carried interest, compared to 70% of the female General Partners , and this difference is augmented in certain regions of Europe. This indicates that the General Partner title is not clearly defined. In fact, 30% of female GPs are not GPs by definition, as they do not own the Management Company or the rights to carried interest.  02. Although the survey results indicate that women are largely present in junior investment positions and so seem to show increasing interest in entering the world of VC, the employment pyramid is steep, and women drop off on the way to Partner level . 03. The VC ecosystem confirms male dominance: at least 4 out of 5 Investment Committee Members are male . 04. Male dominance is also confirmed at the Limited Partner level. Most of the interactions with LPs are with men; only 20% of the interactions are with women . Out of this 20%, slightly more than the half of the women have actual decision-making power (53%). 05. 23% of VCs think that having a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy at the portfolio level is extremely important to their LPs. 06. Despite the fact that 65%of VCs indicate that having a D&I strategy influences their investment decision , this is not reflected in actual investments in female-or mixed-gender-led startup teams, who still do not represent more than 11% of total VC investments . TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET