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Sharon Vosmek Contributor

Sharon Vosmek is the CEO of Astia and managing partner of the Astia Fund.

One thing is for certain as 2022 kicks off – there are billions of dollars worth of opportunities ripe for investment that include women leaders.

Astia alone considered $3.024 billion in 2021 representing 1,103 companies, a 119% increase from the previous year, putting to rest any murmurings of pipeline problems. However, the dismal data regarding venture capital directed toward underrepresented founders, especially Black female founders, remains the same.

While only 2.3% of women-led startups received venture funding in 2020, that figure drops to just 0.64% for Black and Lat

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