In the United States have flowed in the past year, only 2.2 percent of the total risk capital of only women-founded Start-ups. The results from the data of the market analysis of company’s Pitch Book Data. The German software group SAP wants to change that. Because even with a view on Europe is no different, in this Region, only 2 percent of the risk capital even for Start-ups in this group – and only 5 percent of the risk capital to Start-ups with at least one founder, as the data from Atomico Investment. With regard to migrants, it does not look better: Black and Latin American entrepreneurs in the United States are facing similar and often even greater challenges.

Carsten Knop

editor-in-chief of digital products.

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The Figures were confirmed at the digital conference DLD in Munich, Germany by the well-known Venture capitalist Yaron Valler of Target Global: Who does not use the Potential of women as entrepreneurs and support waivers to 50 percent of human creativity. It was a big mistake, said Valler. In addition, minorities and migrants are likely to never understood as a threat, but should be seen as an opportunity. Therefore, SAP will undertake in Munich on Monday to up to 40 percent of the investable capital of his still quite young “ use iO-Fund“, in order to promote within the next five years at least 200 Start-ups are founded by women or minorities.

“We don’t do that, to calm a guilty Conscience”

The “SAP.iO Fund“ was launched in March of 2017 with a volume of $ 35 million and has so far upsinvestiert directly in more than 15Start -.”SAP is committed to improve the conditions of competition for entrepreneurs and minority founders in the Start-up Ecosystem,” said Deepak Krishnamurthy, the Chief Strategy Officer of SAP, FAZ.NET on the sidelines of the DLD: “We are the first company in the industry that is committed to inclusive entrepreneurship, by investment and incubation with SAP.iO combined. And we don’t do that, to calm a guilty Conscience, but because women often have the better ideas and in our funds for a better return.“