The numbers paint a bleak picture. Only 2 percent of United States venture funding goes to women founders. Bread and Butter Ventures managing partner Mary Grove says, “It’s about access.” Mary is Google employee number 2000 and responsible for launching Google for Startups before she left the company where she was hired after graduating from Stanford to go even deeper into venture capital. I had the honor of speaking with Mary on The Crisis Files™ to dig into startup culture and funding challenges, especially for women.
She shared three things any founder should do before they ask for money–a blueprint for success in my opinion. She also had salient tips for people with money who want to invest in innovative startups that could become, well, the next Google.
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