Confessions of a Funded Female Founder


Entrepreneur Tanya Van Court of iSow, speaks with Laurent Ohana of Parkview Ventures at The Scale Collective, an event for female founders, investors, advisors, and business partners; November, 2016. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images.

Part 2: Acknowledging differences in how men and women build companies.

This is the second part of a two-part series. You can read the first part, here.

As I said in the first part of this series, I’ve noticed tendencies in female founders that I think partially answer the question, Why aren’t more female founders funded? None of these tendencies are “bad,” by the way. Most contribute to our collective strengths as founders and business-builders. But they speak to a mismatch in assumptions between investors and entrepreneurs. They should not be avoided at all costs but rather noticed and accounted for when necessary.

1. Women favor functionality over cool new shit; but many investors prefer cool new shit.

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