Two thirds of nearly VC firms in the UK – which collectively invested nearly $5bn into startups last year – have not a single woman decision maker at partner level or equivalent.

Nearly half of firms have no women across their entire investment team and only 18 per cent of investors at firms are female the research from the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), Diversity VC and found.

“This report should be a wake-up call for the venture capital industry in the UK,” said Travis Winstanley, games investment director at Catalis Group and co-founder of Diversity VC, a newly formed group hoping to conquer the unconscious bias brought my majority male investment.


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