Sole Female Founders Raised $1B Less In 2020 Despite Record Venture Funding Surge In the US

U.S startups founded solely by female founders raised only  $3.2 billion in 2020, down a billion dollars from $4.2 billion in 2019 — the peak year for funding to sole female founders — per Crunchbase data. That drop in funding to sole female founders was particularly pronounced in the later-stage rounds, with seed and earlier stage funding amounts down just slightly year over year.