Podcast: Rhiannon Davies on Why Women-Led Companies are a Better Investment

Only 2.8 percent of the world’s venture capital is given to women entrepreneurs, yet women-led startups outperform their male counterparts.

Sandpiper Ventures is a women-led venture fund (which in itself is a rarity) that invests in seed-stage tech startups with women founders who hold C-suite positions. Sandpiper is based in Atlantic Canada, although invests beyond the region.

Sandpiper recently raised an initial $20 million fund. Our conversation with one of the fund’s three founders and managing director, Rhiannon Davies, looks at the challenges women entrepreneurs face, the opportunities for investors focused on this segment of the market, and Sandpiper’s investment strategy.

The Insights podcast combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell, and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, promote data-driven decision-making among policymakers, and encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region.

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