Women and Angel Investing: An Untapped Pool of Equity for Entrepreneurs

Women and Angel Investing: An Untapped Pool of Equity for Entrepreneurs

According to a new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, women hold half of America's wealth but comprise only 8 percent of its angel investors — individuals who invest in start-up businesses and sometimes mentor entrepreneurs. Women and Angel Investing: An Untapped Pool of Equity for Entrepreneurs (29 pages, PDF) shares the experiences of twelve women who have organized angel investor groups across the country, explores the impact of gender on investing, and suggests strategies for recruiting qualified women to angel investing.