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Female-run venture capital funds alter the status quo

Venture capital firms run by women show that there are now enough financially successful women who can take on the big boys of finance
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 05:50
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CALLING THE SHOTS: Sonja Hoel Perkins (above) is a founder of Broadway Angels, one of a growing number of venture capital firms led by women in San Francisco.
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Theresia Gouw (above, left) and Jennifer Fonstad are the co-founders of Aspect Ventures, who say they are seeing a shifting trend, where newly wealthy women are putting their own money to work for them.

STEP into the offices on Sand Hill Road, the heart of Silicon Valley venture capital, and one thing is immediately striking - the almost all-male cast of leading characters.

But there is another corner of the venture capital industry that looks quite different. There, women run firms, and