ISSUE – May. 31 | Why Melinda Gates Has Been Funding Female VCs Through Her Secretive Investment Firm

Melinda Gates needs no introduction. She has been the co-chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 18 years. Now, she has quietly entered the venture capital world by investing in female-led or minority-focused venture firms like Aspect VenturesFemale Founders Fund, and Defy Partners. Through Pivotal Ventures, her Seattle-based investment and incubation company, Gates is betting that non-traditional funds can bring outsize returns. [ Fortune ]

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