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What ceiling? Entrepreneurial women claim high-tech turf

Original post made on Jun 2, 2010

Silicon Valley is a beacon of hope to this breed of entrepreneur -- young, energetic, tech-savvy, and brazenly ambitious. But with women-founded, venture-backed startups accounting for just 8 percent of the total, it's clear that women in the valley's high-tech sector who channel that potential into high-growth, scalable companies are statistically the exception, not the rule.

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Posted by Amanda More
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I moved to Silicon Valley for a year to interest venture capitalists in my patented device. Little did I know 98% of venture capitalists were male. My product was a no-brainer for two thirds of women but two thirds of men didn't get it right away. As you might imagine that makes the odds against it. Don't women purchase 75% of all goods and services? It seems companies that move quickly to be inclusive will actually have a competitive edge. Currently I am selling a simple book and iphone app. Put in "Eating On $1" on Amazon. Web Link

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