HOW INCLUSIVE ARE WE? CHALLENGE IS TO ‘LOOK DEEPER’ AND 500 STARTUPS SUMMIT-GOERS DID JUST THAT

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    Private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders. Females make up just 10 percent of VC and PE partners but invest nearly twice as much in female-run companies as male partners do. Also, when companies have gender-balanced teams, their returns tend to be up to 20 percent higher. These are findings of IFC’s new report called Moving Toward Gender Balance in Private Equity and Venture Capital.