Comments on: Gender, capital and ‘the crowd’ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/20/gender-capital-and-the-crowd/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JulyM http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/20/gender-capital-and-the-crowd/#comment-57529 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:36:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13606#comment-57529 I totally agree with the fact that women are less present in the entrepreneurship, crowdfunding and VC scene.
I think there should be more women trying to enter it.

Women should be determined and motivated to reach their goal.

And if the project is innovative and viable, I don’t see why not to invest in it when the co-founder is a woman. At least , it is how we think at MyMicroInvest (http://mymicroinvest.com/). We are a new equity-based crowdfunding platform and we don’t care if the entrepreneur is a woman or a man.

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By: JFierro http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/20/gender-capital-and-the-crowd/#comment-57317 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:11:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13606#comment-57317 Interesting post on women entrepreneurs, crowdfunding and the VC scene.

The VC scene is definitely male dominated (just look at the Kleiner Perkins lawsuit), as such, innovative business models geared towards the opposite sex may not be viewed as favorably as geeky/techy (male dominated) businesses.

BTW, if the crowdfunding offering is structured correctly, there shouldn’t be any major issues with having a slew of additional investors in your business. In any case, cash is king for a business, whether it comes from a professional investor or a crowdfund, it’s still cash for the business.

In full disclosure, we run a new equities-based crowdfunding portal called Cielex (www.cielex.com).

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