At a Startup, Does Being the Only Woman in the Room Matter?

Xconomy | by Dr. Patricia Fletcher | May 30, 2013

Astia Board of Trustees Member, Dr. Patricia Fletcher, spotlights Astia company Flixmaster in her article regarding women in technology startups.

It’s hardly a secret that the male-dominated world of high-growth entrepreneurship doesn’t boast a treasure trove of women. Despite the fact that female-led start-ups have a track record of driving success , businesses founded by women account for less than 9 percent of venture funding. Considering that 50 percent of the people walking the earth are women, the dismal representation of women in high-growth entrepreneurship is a tough pill to swallow.