TOP 100: Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space

The last couple of years have seen record levels of funding pour into the ecosystem and yet women are largely prevented from accessing it. In Europe, 87% of all VC funding is still raised by men-only founding teams, while the proportion of funding raised by women-only teams has dropped from 3% to 1% since 2018. According to a recent UNESCO Science report, women remain a minority in both STEM education and careers, representing only 28% of engineering graduates, 22% of artificial intelligence workers and less than one-third of tech sector employees globally. Further, it’s been reported that 49.5% of women in tech have experienced sexism in the last year, with 66.9% believing that they are paid unfairly compared to their male counterparts.

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