Examining gender bias in venture capital funding
Published on December 9, 2017 with CityWide Stories.
Firms founded by women make up 38 percent of privately-held companies in the U.S., but just two percent of American venture capital (VC) financing goes to women founders. Wharton School professor Laura Huang, a New Jersey native, teamed with three other researchers from Columbia Business School for a new approach to studying this gap.
Is it the result of gender bias? Yes. But as Huang and her co-authors (Dana Kanze, Mark Conley, and Tory Higgins) helped to discover, that bias is operating in unexpected ways—and it might be simple to correct. Read more.