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Female founders wrap up Q1 with nearly $1.5B in VC funding

US startups founded solely by women raised $1.47 billion of venture funding in the first three months of 2022, a 34% slump in capital investment from the highs of Q4 2021.

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US startups founded solely by women raised $1.47 billion of venture funding in the first three months of 2022, according to PitchBook data.

That number represents a 34% slump in capital investment for female founders from the highs of Q4 2021. Overall US VC funding declined 26% during the same period—illustrating a blow to late-stage activity in a turbulent market, driving down deal sizes and valuations.

On the deal count front, female founders recorded a 7% dip to 243 in Q1, roughly in line with US VC as a whole.

For more charts and the latest data on US investment trends for women in VC, visit PitchBook’s Female Founders Dashboard.

 

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