a female VC even told me that I wasn’t Ivy League educated and hence I’ll never get funded
How 500 Startups Stood By Me Through The Tough Times
Aihui Ong
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A 2017 report on funding for FinTech Startups in East Africa and India by Village Capital supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation indicates that this is a common expectation by VCs.

http://vilcap.com/2017/06/15/breaking-pattern-getting-digital-financial-services-entrepreneurs-scale-east-africa-india/