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Silicon Valley Does Not Care About Female Founders (Guest: Lisa Fetterman, Founder/CEO, Nomiku)

Lisa Fetterman is here to tell it like it is. She's a gifted entrepreneur and inventor, and she cannot understand why Silicon Valley doesn't care about female founders. This is a must-listen edition of the show featuring some great insight on how to fix t

Updated on June 24
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Key Smash Notes In This Episode

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Usually when comes to mind, it’s a white man because that’s the appearance we’ve all grown accustomed to in pop culture. In this podcast, Lisa Fetterman will make you rethink of who a startup founder is.

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She is a female founder who invented Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator.

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Lisa says that only 38% of companies are run by women, led by women, and only 2% got funding last year-- which is down from 3%.

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It's because of unseen biases. People are not used to seeing women as leaders; therefore, they cannot imagine it. Silicon Valley is the magnification of the status quo.

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Men should not demean women. They should start listening to women and what they have to say. What men should start doing is back women like they would back their male friend and give them the benefit of the doubt. Also, they should start thinking of the possibilities of what can go right with a female founder.

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The number one topic discussed is funding and how to obtain it. It's at 2% for female founders. How to change it? The simple solution is to fund them.

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