In 2016, only 15 percent Indian Startups ( companies ) that got funded were either founded by a woman or had a woman co-founder.
While we see more and more women founding startups ( companies ) and leading them as CEO’s, there’s still a long way to go for gender parity in business.
In 2016, approximately 1020 companies secured seed funding in India. However, only 15 percent of these companies had a female CEO/founder/co-founder. We at iScribblers researched to find where these female-founded companies are located, who are they and what do they do.
Unsurprisingly, only 156 companies had either a female founder, co-founder or CEO. A majority of them are in Delhi. The other cities where you can find these women-led companies are Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
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What do these companies do?
Turns out, 35 percent of the female-led companies are into ecommerce. The other popular industries are lifestyle/wellness, fashion, healthcare and food and beverages.
To know more about the women-led companies that got funded, check out this infographic. Download PDF