Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Anna Brailsford, CEO at Code First Girls, a UK-based non-profit that trains women in IT skills and helps companies to develop more female‑friendly recruitment policies. Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Looking back on 2020 so far, it has become clear that the economic fallout from COVID-19 is […]
Peanut, a London-based social network for women, has raised $12 million Series A led by EQT Ventures, with support from Index Ventures and Female Founders Fund. Naza Metghalchi from EQT Ventures will join Peanut’s majority-female board, alongside Hannah Seal from Index. The social network aims to provide a community where women can seek support and […]
Underneath the gilt ceiling of Paris’s City Hall, a select group of 10 of Europe’s best early stage, women-led startups pitched their companies on October 25th in front of an assembled audience and a group of international judges. The noble setting was the scene of the Women Startup Challenge Europe, a pitch competition co-hosted by […]
Inspiring Fifty has today, not coincidentally on International Women’s Day, published its list of the top 50 most inspiring women in European tech.
A recent panel discussion of women from top investment firms (500 Startups, Index Ventures and Hasso Plattner Ventures) revealed interesting insights on tech’s diversity problem.
Gender inequality, particularly in the technology industry, is an enormous problem, also in Europe. Alex Barrera takes a look at a number of organisations and initiatives that are trying to change the ratio.