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Women get more questions on risk from startup vcs than men do--and far less money

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A major factor contributing to the "enormous gender gap" in venture capital funding is the way questions are framed when competing startups face VC scrutiny. A recent study reveals that male competitors are asked more questions about potential for growth, while female competitors face questions about potential risks and losses, and this impacts how much funding female entrepreneurs receive. Despite the gender bias shown by the positive or negative framing of questions, the study also highlights that entrepreneurs can recover much of the funding potential they might have otherwise lost if they put a positive spin on their answers to a negative question.

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Image credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch

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