Techboard recently released our Female Founder Funding Report in which we analysed funding received by Australian Startups over the last four financial years based on the gender of the founding team. In association with Think & Grow and Ernst & Young we are pleased to be holding a Techboard Roundtable to dig a little deeper into some of the findings in the report. Our previous Roundtables can be viewed here.
To open the event Techboard CEO Peter van Bruchem will present the results of Female Founder Funding Report. This will then be followed by our panellists discussing the findings of the report facilitated by Kate Griffiths of EY.
There will be an opportunity for audience members to pose questions before and during the event.
Issues that will be discussed at the Roundtable will include:
– why female founded companies raise less capital
– why female founders raise smaller rounds
– do female founded startups ask for less funding than male counterparts? Or are FF startups offered less funding?
and many more.
With the input from our expert panelists and the wisdom in the audience we hope to uncover some of the reasons behind the findings and suggest steps that can be taken to improve the balance and also some useful advice for female founders hoping to improve their fundraising success or scale.
Ruth Hatherley from Moneycatcha
Bernadette Olivier from The Volte
Vanessa Rauland from Climate Clever
Tracie Clark from Perth Angels
Glenn Butcher from CP Ventures
Elicia McDonald from Airtree Ventures
We are in discussions with a number of other panellists, both investors and founders who we hope to be able to announce shortly.
Where: EY Mounts Bay Road Perth + ONLINE
When: Thursday 25th November 5pm-8pm
We hope to stream and record the session. More information to follow.
The event is FREE. Tickets will be limited and available via Expression of Interest (see link)