Research shows only 9% of UK startup funding goes to companies with a female founder and only 13% of key decision-makers in Britain's venture capital industry are women. And the biggest problem is the lack of data about what's going on, says Francesca Warner, the cofounder of policy group Diversity VC. Announcing the launch of a new initiative, Warner says leading British VC funds have agreed to gather anonymized demographic data from the startups they meet so researchers can gain an insight into the prefunding startup sector. Here, Oliver Smith shares details of the initiative and what it means for the startup funding gender gap.
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