Opinion

How an Australian female startup founder’s funding search led to Silicon Valley’s ‘casting couch’

- July 31, 2019 4 MIN READ

Charlie Thompson (left), with her Clean Collective co-founders Charli Ferrand and Georgia Lawson. Photo: supplied.   It’s no secret that raising funds as a female founder is tough. A Boston Consulting Group survey concluded that just 2% of venture capital funding reaches female-led companies – a statistic made louder last week by Kim Jackson passionately… Read more »

Profiles

Why can’t women in tech be sexy?

- September 1, 2015 9 MIN READ

Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.

Brains Trust

Sexism in tech: You can’t keep hiding it

- November 21, 2014 2 MIN READ

Sexism in the startup community is rife. It is pervasive, persistent and patronising. We all know that Uber’s executives are insensitive and have an aggressive demeanour, I think these are common traits with successful entrepreneurs. Resilience and drive to achieve come at costs, sometimes that is an ethical cost.