Diverse Investors League
A community of funders on a mission to create an accessible and inclusive ecosystem.
Why This Is Important
Any founder looking to raise funds is simply finding a partner who believes in his/her vision and sees opportunity in his/her idea. The whole fundraising process takes way too much time and unnecessarily creates pressure on founders. Bias in approach during fundraising Q&As adds on to the pressure and hurts female entrepreneurs’ confidence. The net result is that women play defence during the fundraising process rather than focusing on her vision and scale for her idea/solution.
For every additional prevention question asked, he or she raises $3.8 million less in aggregate funding.
Despite the disparity in funding:
63% female founded or co-founded businesses performed better than all-male founded businesses. This makes diverse teams a better bet for investment.
How Does It Work
The Diverse Investors League is an initiative to curate a community of funders who are looking to diversify their portfolio or have a track record of investing in diverse teams/women founders. The community will later deduce into an interactive platform where diverse teams can track conscious investors. We'll be happy to make introductions regardless of whether the founder is participating in our programs or not. This helps us generate awareness about gender disparity in fundraising and encourage funders to participate in creating a more accessible ecosystem.