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More Women in Venture Capital Became Partners in 2021 — Here They Are

More Women in Venture Capital Became Partners in 2021 — Here They Are
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  • The venture capital industry is predominantly male.
  • But more companies have taken steps to close the gender gap in 2021, hiring and promoting female partners and general partners.
  • It includes new auditors Ariana Simpson, Carlotta Siniscalco, Krystal Huang, Parul Singh, and Susan Liu.

In the past year, more women have broken into the doors of the venture capital boys’ club.

In 2021, about 15% of the project’s general partners were women, up 3.5% from 2019, according to a PitchBook report. The analysis focused on companies with assets of at least $50 million, and excluded companies focused on healthcare.

This trend is good news, given that female check writers are more likely to invest in female founders. And women-founded startups tend to outperform all companies, exiting faster and with higher ratings, according to PitchBook.

Caitlin Holloway, co-founder of Seven Seven Six, predicts that more women will join the women’s ranks in 2022.

“The events of the past couple of years have been a real eye-opener for the venture capital industry with many talking about the well-known homogenous makeup that has been around for years,” said Holloway, who was head of human resources at Reddit before joining Alexis Ohanian.

“We are confident that we will see women occupying more roles across projects than ever before,” Holloway said.

To roast their success, we appreciate the women in the venture who became a partner or general partner for the first time in 2021. The list does not include the partners of Andreessen Horowitz, which gives this title to its small investors.

The venture capital landscape is vast, and there’s no doubt we’ve left out some great female investors. Let us know who we’ve missed – Partners or General Partners only, please – by contacting Melia Russell at mrussell@insider.com.

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