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We believe that data is a powerful catalyst for innovation. We have analysed the funnel of female entrepreneurship and the investment landscape in the European ecosystem to provide the most accurate and vivid picture of the investment opportunities to back female entrepreneurs and investors in Europe.

Welcome to the Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture report

The most comprehensive analysis

of the funnel of female innovation in Europe

645,375

European companies

analysed

1,168

Founders and investors

answered our survey

70

Founders, investors and ecosystem players interviewed

The Community

By founders and investors

for the entire venture ecosystem

The essence of our report extends far beyond the realm of data and statistics.The report is a reflection of personal stories, achievements and a celebration of the vibrant community of European innovators, trailblazers and thinkers.

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Lisa Gradow

Lisa Gradow

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Claire Murray

Claire

Murray

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Bao-Y Chong

Bao-Y

Van Cong

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Sarah Werner

Sarah

Werner

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Mirjam

Staub-Bisang

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Rob Moffat

Rob

Moffat

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Jerome Wittamer

Jérôme

Wittamer

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Daniela Svensson

Daniela

Sjunnesson

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Marion Verles

Marion

Verles

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Felicia Mundhenke

Felicia

Mundhenke

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Apostolos Apostolakis

Apostolos

Apostolakis

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Judith Dada

Judith

Data

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Oana Jinga

Oana

Jinga

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Marta 

Palmeiro

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Dr Elena

Gross

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Marieke van Iperen

Marieke

van Iperen

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Marla Shapiro

Marla

Shapiro

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Ayuna Nechaeva

Ayuna

Nechaeva

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Pia Santavirta

Pia

Santavirta

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Sandra Nolasco

Sandra

Nolasco

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Gajan Rajanathan

Gajan Rajanathan

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Joe Schorge

Joe

Schorge

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Rania Belkahia

Rania Belkahia

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024 | Lina Thiede

Lena

Theide

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Dr Sonja

Stuchtey

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Helen

Huby

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Gregor

von dem Knesebeck

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Sonya

Ioveno

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Vera

Baker

Female Foundry State of Gender Diversity in European Venture Report 2024

Claude

Ritter

The Report

Despite the challenging times, female founders and investors in Europe continue to innovate

The essence of our report extends far beyond the realm of data and statistics.The report is a reflection of personal stories, achievements and a celebration of the vibrant community of European innovators, trailblazers and thinkers.

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The State of Gender Diversity in European Venture report would have not been possible without the great support from all our partners.

 

It is thanks to their commitment and passion we are able to engage with innovators across Europe to deliver the most granular image of the investment opportunities into female founders and emerging fund managers.

The Community

Supported by industry leaders

Our partners