Female-founded companies have historically received slightly lower valuations than the broader market at the early stage. The gap is typically 10% or less, but the trend is visible
According to First Round Capital, “Companies with a female founder performed 63% better than our investments with all-male founding teams
More Capital Efficient/Less Dilution
Investments in companies founded or co-founded by women averaged $935,000, which is less than half the average $2.1 million invested in companies founded by male entrepreneurs” (BCG). This means they do more with less, creating more value for investors.
2019 report by Kauffman Fellows, women-led teams generate a 35% higher return on investment than all-male teams.