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Crowdfunding helps women succeed in tech because venture capital won't

On Kickstarter and Indiegogo, women outperform men.
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"All things being equal, a woman and a man trying to raise the same amount of money for the same project, a woman is 13 percent more likely to be successful."

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The stats on women in tech are bleak. In 2017, female founders received only 2, which is often an essential component of startup growth and success. While women’s unique perspective can drive innovation in fields men might otherwise ignore (just look at ’s coverage on the ), their perspective is often ignored in Silicon Valley, a male-dominated industry where male partners in venture capital funds . And startups , for example, have consistently struggled to get funding, despite clear demand for things like and .

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