Women duo taking on gender investment gap

Apr 23, 2018, 8:12 AM EDT
 Irene Ryabaya and Diana Murakhovskaya, Co-founders of Monarq
(Source: https://medium.com)

Just 2.2 percent of the money invested in the U.S. went to all-women founder teams in 2017, a stat that mirrors the discrimination and bias faced by female entrepreneurs in a male-dominated world.

However, two former Wall Street women, Irene Ryabaya and her co-founder Diana Murakhovskaya, are taking this gender investment gap head on with a series of initiatives and an app called Monarq, which brings together company founders for pitching, training and mentorship sessions, notes The Guardian.

Ryabaya says many women miss opportunities in venture capital sector as they don’t fit in with the investors’ established pattern of proven and successful “young white males.”