The tech industry, which is ironically synonymous with innovation and progress, has a deep-rooted problem: A lack of diversity.
It’s a well-known fact that male entrepreneurs tend to raise more money for their startups than their female counterparts.
According to Atomico’s State of European Tech 2019 report, which polled over 1,200 founders across Europe, nearly a quarter of respondents said they had experienced discrimination on factors ranging from ethnicity to age.
As part of its research, the venture capital firm also asked founders whether they had raised external cash or bootstrapped their companies. Some 21% of the respondents were female,