Men are more often than not the decision-makers at venture capital firms. But that’s changing.
It’s not uncommon for a VC firm to have an all-male line up of general partners, or those who sit at the top of the VC ranks, receive direct carry from funds and have the most potential to represent the firm on startup boards. GV, Khosla Ventures or Andreessen Horowitz are examples. Many firms, including those just mentioned, have hired women as “principals” or “venture partners” or “investors,” important roles for which definitions vary from firm to firm, but still lack women at the very top. [ PitchBook ]