FEMALE FOUNDERS IN FUNDED STARTUPS
FIGURE 12: GENDER DISTRIBUTION AMONG FOUNDERS
Last year’s Investment Report tackled the question of gender diversity in technology startups. Looking at the MENA region as a whole, not much has changed in terms of female representation. The previous analysis indicated that females represent 13% of all founders, while this year’s updated data demonstrates that female representation is 14% - roughly 1 in 6 - of all founders/cofounders of investor-backed businesses in MENA.