It Pays to Let a Girl into the Boys' Club

Seed-stage venture firm First Round Capital celebrated its ten-year anniversary by analyzing the performance of all the companies they’ve funded in that time. Their number one finding? Female founders outperform their male peers.And it wasn’t even close. Companies with at least one female founder performed a full 63 percent better than companies with all-male teams. Keep in mind: that result is coming from a data set of over 300 companies that includes well-known startups like Warby Parker, Blue Apron, and Birchbox.Ladies, file this one away and save it for the next time a man asks you why he should pay attention to women’s leadership. Our suggested answer? “Because you’ll make more money with our help.”