Earlier this year, Crunchbase began a comprehensive study of Female Startup Founders by expanding our dataset to include gender. To date, we have published two reports — the first found that the percentage of female founders among funded startups nearly doubled in 2014, while the second feature focused on educational backgrounds. The third study, launched in April 2016, looks at women in venture capital and their impact on female founders.

Given the broad interest from the community, we’ve created an easy to share infographic that clearly and effectively presents the data through visualization.

At Crunchbase, we recognize the importance of diversity and bringing transparency to the startup ecosystem. If you’d like to contribute to future studies, please reach out to @geneteare. Stay tuned!

Crunchbase Study 2015


  • Originally published September 21, 2015