Get Funded: Beating Bias in Early Stage Venture

Venture capital is not equitable: 17% of venture-funded companies are run by women; 4% of those women are African American. What is causing this funding gap? How can founders increase their chances of getting funded? Filmmaker Robin Hauser (CODE, Bias), Julie Hanna (Obvious Ventures) and Mike Maples (Floodgate) discuss the hidden forces behind the lack of diversity in funded startups, reasons why funders should invest in minorities, and how founders can navigate bias to get funded.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate