1. Women-led U.S. startups attract just fraction of venture

    Women-led U.S. startups attract just fraction of venture

    "What is the disconnect?" By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Promising startups in the United States receive a shred of the billions of dollars investors pump into them when led by women, a major study found on Tuesday. Between 2011 and 2013, companies with a female CEO received $1.5 billion of the $51 billion venture capital investors poured into those they deemed promising, or a mere 3 percent of available dollars, according to the study by U.S. researchers.

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