According to Silicon Valley Bank report , 28% of U.S. startups have a female founder and 14% have a female CEO. While venture capital is their most likely next source of funding regardless of the gender makeup of the founding team, the startups with a female founder are slightly less likely to rely on them for funding. Actually, companies founded solely by women garnered 2.1% of the total capital invested in venture-backed startups in the US .
For the third WI2 webinar, we speak with two women founders and CEOs from Cornell University to find out about their experience as founders/CEOs and to hear about the lessons learned during the formation and growth of their venture.
• Rachel Dorin, Ph.D., President and CEO, and Co-Founder, Terapore
• Siyu Huang, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Lionano
Alice Li, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Technology Licensing, Cornell University
More information on WI2: https://ctl.cornell.edu/inventors/women-innovators-initiative/
 2020 Women in US Technology Leadership. Silicon Valley Bank. (2021). https://www.svb.com/women-in-technology#
 The US VC Female Founders Dashboard. PitchBook (updated in 2021). https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/the-vc-female-founders-dashboard