As we discussed in our first time manager blog post: new perspectives are good. Especially in such future-oriented asset class as venture capital. Therefore investing in underrepresented managers is likely to enhance LP returns. And finally there is now data to support that:
the Harvard Business Review found that VC firms with more female partners (10% more) had 1.5% higher fund returns, and 9.7% more profitable exits.
Some of these extra returns may be attributable to female founders, as women led VCs are also two times more likely to invest in woman-led startups, and startups with female founders produce twice the revenues per dollar invested and performed 63% better than all-male founding teams.
All these extra returns make a clear case for investing in female VC managers and female founders, and yet both of them are still in clear minority in their markets. We will also explore why that is and what can be done about it in this blog.