Is It Easier in Boston? Female Tech Entrepreneurs Talk About Making It Big
When most people think of the entrepreneurial tech scene in Boston, they probably don’t immediately flash to images of high heels and power suits. Women are still a definite minority.
But a recent article in Xconomy claims that Boston may actually be the place to be a female tech entrepreneur. According to a study conducted by CB Insights, a private company that tracks financing and investments in start-up companies around the country, 27 percent of tech entrepreneurs in Boston are female, compared to a mere 6 percent in California and only 7 percent in New York.
Jules Pieri, the founder and CEO of the Lexington-based Daily Grommet, an online marketplace for consumer products, is slightly baffled by these numbers. These days, after a profile in the New York Times and a successful round of Series A funding — $3.4 million — Daily Grommet is soaring, but it hasn’t always been this way. Today we talk about “She-E-Os” and whether Boston is as supportive as it seems.
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