Women-Led Startups See Decline in VC Funding, Falling to 1.9% in 2022
According to the latest PitchBook data, U.S. startups with all-women teams received only 1.9% or around $4.5 billion out of around $238.3 billion in venture capital allocated in 2022. This percentage is a decline from the 2.4% all-women teams raised in 2021.
The decline was expected due to the economic climate of last year, as the trend has been consistent for the past decade that when the economy is uncertain, the percentage of funds raised by all-women teams drops.
However, when the team includes at least one woman founder, the percentage of funds raised increases to 17.2%. The data highlights the continued discrimination and perception of high risk in investing in women-led startups.