7 tips for women pitching to VCs

The HBO show, “Silicon Valley”, is a satirical look at the startup world, but there’s one important point that’s on the nose: raising venture capital is a dude-fest. Only 18 percent of startup companies funded in 2014 had a female founder. While that figure seems woefully low, it actually represents dramatic progress: only nine percent of startups in 2009 had a female founder. So, 30 years after Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox sang that ‘sisters are doin’ it for themselves’, we actually are in the tech world. My startup company, PolicyGenius, is part of that trend. We just closed a…

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