Why we did this…
We’re proud to be a female-founded, female-led tech startup called Dibs.
We hear a lot of chatter about diversity, (or lack thereof) of women, minorities, and other under-represented groups in entrepreneurship and technology. For instance:
A recent study cited the number of VC-backed technology companies founded by women at 3%. This is despite the fact that women-led private technology companies get 35% higher return on investment, that the venture-backed ones have 12% higher revenue, and that the growth in number of women-owned companies with $10M+ surpasses the overall growth in number of these companies. [Source]
So we wanted to point out, that to ignore niche markets that are founded by, target, or impact women and minorities is the failure to recognize huge opportunities.
We hear from investors, “we’d love to invest in more female-founded VCs, but they’re just not getting in front of us.”
So we’re empowered, not victimized. And we’re having fun, making light of the traditional stereotypes in the VC community.
To do our part, we’ll feature a different venture LED by a woman or a minority every month.
So say hello, and you won’t have to have #investorFOMO. #PutASheetOnIt. #BEyonce.
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- Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Founder & CEO of Joyus, former Google exec
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