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 !]
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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.