Only 3 women partners in UK Tech VC ?



Valerie says in our world you can’t say "cherchez la femme", pointing to only 5% female CEOs in tech.  The same is true of venture capital itself.  In the UK market, as far as I know, there are only three women VC partners now that Diana Noble has left Reed Elsevier Ventures: Anne Glover at Amadeus, Sonali here at Atlas and Laurel Bowden at JVP.  France presents a slightly better picture of diversity, notably at Banexi.  Luckily there is some up and coming talent among which April Henry (pictured) at Index and Amy Jurries at Advent.  [… I’m sure I will get lambasted for forgetting someone, there’s really no upside to this blogging thing !]

UPDATE: an Anonymous commenter (guys, do let us know who you are)  tells us that JVP is closing its London office.  Laurel tells me they are just moving offices, so this seems to be a misplaced rumour.

UPDATE #2: Ouch !  I told you I would forget someone.  Luckily I spotted in time that I forgot of course a relative newcomer in Judy Gibbons at Accel who joined them from MSN and is a Venture Partner there. and Clennel Collingwood of TTP also pointed out to me Eileen Tangal at Kennet and Catrina Holme at Esprit.  So we are up to 5 partners so far.  I did not include Vin at Elderstreet (who I really rate highly) because as far as I know she is working on an operational rollup with Michael Jackson, so not actively in the market for new deals.  And I did not cover LS, tech only.

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