Crowdfunding Helps Women Succeed in Tech Because Venture Capital Won’t

On Kickstarter and Indiegogo, women outperform men

Popular Science
Apr 25, 2018 · 5 min read
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Founder Robin Liss looks over a prototype of the Suvie, a sous vide cooking device which debuted on the funding site Kickstarter. Photo: Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

By Eleanor Cummins

The stats on women in tech are bleak. In 2017, female founders received only 2 percent of venture capital funding, which is often an essential component of startup growth and success. While women’s unique perspective…

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