Silicon Valley's Diversity Fail Includes White-Male Dominated VCs (And It's Killing Women And Minority Startups)

Before Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah began pitching venture capital firms on Cuyana, their women’s fashion brand startup that uses a unique business model to optimize margins, they figured the idea might not resonate with techie male investors. Once they got started, their suspicions were confirmed: most of the partners they met had no idea how women liked to shop. That’s why Gallardo and Shah made a concerted effort to pitch as many firms with female partners as they could find.

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