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Venture Capital Matchmaking

Presenting some of Europe’s hottest investment opportunities for UK venture capitalists

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08 June 2021 • 3 min

VCM launches tailor-made matchmaking sessions

Last year DIT Europe launched its version of the Tech Rocketship Awards (TRA). The event received entries from every corner of the continent in a bid to identify the brightest and best tech start-ups and help them to expand from a UK base.

DIT’s Venture Capital Matchmaking (VCM) team has now joined the Awards to offer winners across the eight categories a tailor-made matchmaking session with UK investors to help with the soft landing business development plan offered as part of the prize.

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6 April 2021 • 3 min

Are men better entrepreneurs than women?

Last week I had the pleasure of chairing DIT's VC Matchmaking Female Founders Masterclass session together with some of the UK's leading female voices to discuss funding and entrepreneurial opportunities.

I was delighted to share the stage with Abi Mohamed of Tech Nation, Olivia Sibony founder and member of the Global Entrepreneur Programme, Shalini Khemka founder and CEO of E2E as well as diversity champions Laura Durand and Catarina Caria from DIT’s Gender Network. These are the key takeaways.

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25 March 2021 • 3 min

Funding for underestimated founders

Inclusion in funding is abysmal. When looking at the statistics Crunchbase puts the figure at approximately 3% for women receiving VC funding and the Harvard Business Review finds that less than 1% goes to Black founders. Worse, these effects are compounded for Black women, who receive only 0.0006%. 

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