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In One VC Sector, Women Are Gaining Ground

While women still represent only about 15% of decision makers at Silicon Valley’s major venture capital firms, another subset of the industry, corporate venture capital, has a higher proportion of women calling the shots.

At least four of the 20 biggest corporate venture capital funds, including those operated by Comcast, Time Warner, GE and Novartis, are run by women, while the head of Microsoft’s relatively young venture arm reports to the company’s female head of business development. Citigroup’s venture capital arm, one of the most active among banks’, also is led by a woman. The Information has profiled some of the sector’s prominent female leaders below.

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