Jacob Kaplan-Moss

📌 The Women I’ve Backed | Resolute Ventures

“The tech world surely has a ways to go to achieve gender equality, but I’m here to tell you there are some awesome founders out there right now who happen to be women. Hopefully, the abundance of high caliber women founders will lead to more gender-neutrality in VC investing. It has for me. Without any agenda to back women, during the first two years of my current fund I’ve had the privilege of backing 11 women founders, and I’d stack this group of entrepreneurs up against just about any in the business.” It’s tempting to give props to Michael Hirshland and Resolute Ventures for this, but they kinda don’t really deserve special praise; they’re just doing their fucking jobs. Dear investors: if you’re not backing women, it’s because you’re buying into sexism in tech, consciously or not. It’s not that talented women aren’t out there; it’s that you aren’t seeing them.