Research shows that the world of investment lacks diversity. According to Beauhurst, just 22% of deals in 2020 went to female-led businesses. What’s more, it’s estimated that the level of angel and VC funding secured by black and diverse founders is less than 2%. This presents a missed opportunity for investors to tap-into exciting and innovative businesses. By changing the face of investing we open up the possibility of developing a more diverse and equal business landscape, and the chance for overlooked markets to succeed. In this session we speak to leaders in the field of diversity in investment and listen to the experience of female-led businesses in securing finance.
Changing the face of investing