Isabel Fox is Co-Managing General Partner at Luminous Ventures, who is one of just a handful of female General Partners in the UK.
Women represent just 13% of decision makers in UK venture capital, and almost half of all firms have no women in their investment teams. It’s shocking, but not surprising.
The situation is even more distressing when you look at women of colour, and consider diversity beyond just gender. In the US, 81% of venture capital firms have no Black investors at any level, and in 2019 Mercedes Bent was the only woman who identified as African American to make Partner as a venture capital firm.
In this piece, I chat to Isabel about her experience as a woman in venture capital, how it feels to be part of a vastly underrepresented group, where the problem lies and the power you can find in sometimes being different to the norm.
How does it feel to be one of the few female venture capital General Partners in the UK?
Why do you think women are underrepresented in venture capital firms?
How did you get where you are?
Do you think being a woman can be beneficial, and is diversity important in venture capital?
Did Temporall’s all-female Labs team influence your desire to work with the company?
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