The lack of diversity in businesses that secure investment is concerning.
Less than 1% of UK venture funding goes to all-female teams. A major survey last year revealed that two-thirds of women entrepreneurs felt they were not taken seriously when seeking investment.
It’s crucial that investors adopt a more holistic and responsible approach to investing. This requires a cultural shift from within the investment community.
Forward-thinking UK investors can become change agents – benefitting not just entrepreneurs but everyone working for an ambitious UK business.