Can these Philly startups help bridge the VC diversity gap?

In a hypothetical room filled with 100 venture-backed entrepreneurs, only four are women.
That’s not only the real-life experience of women entrepreneurs: that’s what the statistics say of 2017, a year in which 98 percent of venture capital dollars went to companies founded by men.

Attempting to level the vast gender gap and racial inequality in venture capital is what, in part, what brought D.C.-based Village Capital together with Ben Franklin Technology Partners and UBS to deploy its Pathways program in Philly, the first of three cities where the offering will roll out.

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