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January 22, 2020 | Tom Ballard

HBR article suggests pitch process is failing female entrepreneurs

Three individuals, including two who are Partners in venture capital firms, have published an intriguing article in the Harvard Business Review. Their research – involving interviews with more than a dozen venture capitalists in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Singapore – is actively exploring how venture firms could realistically dispose of pitching. While their work is still ongoing, the initial results suggest that by adopting a more data-driven approach to assessing a start-up’s potential and profitability, VCs may see a better performing portfolio and one that includes more female-founded firms.

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