Out in tech: LGBT+ entrepreneurs struggle for funding

By Jack Graham, Thomson Reuters Foundation

TORONTO, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Struggling to find funding, technology entrepreneur Bobbie Racette was told by one investor to downplay her sexuality.

“You don’t need to tell us that you’re LGBT,” she was told. “We can just leave that out of your pitch deck.”

Data suggests the odds are stacked against LGBT+ tech founders and entrepreneurs trying to obtain venture capital (VC) funding.

More than $1.5 trillion was invested in global VC deals […]

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