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Inside VC Firms: The Gender Divide

Johannes Lenhard has been conducting a year’s worth of ethnographic and interview-based research with venture capital firms for my post-doctoral project at the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change. 

While Lenhard initially set out to understand the investment decisions made by these funds, what he observed is an incredible gender divide -- almost every time he entered a venture capital firm in Munich, Berlin, London or San Francisco, he was greeted by a female office assistant who offered me coffee and walked me to a conference room. And almost every time, the partner of the fund I met for an interview was male, white, and over 40 years-old.

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