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Women’s History Month Ends

Women’s History Month Ends
March 31, 2021

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Today marks the last day of Women’s History Month for 2021, so we revisit some of the statistics demonstrating gaps between working women and men, but we also celebrate how women are paving the way to a more equal future.

  • The first Women’s History Day was held in 1909 in New York City, leading to Women's History Week in 1978, and more recently Women's History Month in 1987. 
  • The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the US, was signed on August 26, 1920, but it didn’t give all women equal rights. It still barred Native American women, Black women, Asian American women, and Latin women from voting. It wasn’t until 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, that all women of any race were allowed to vote.
  • More women are earning college degrees than men (57%) according to 2018 data. 
  • Black women face a 90% wealth gap and a 15% wage gap relative to white women and a 35% wage gap relative to white men, according to a study by Goldman Sachs.
  • In general, full-time salaried women earn 82 cents to every dollar a man makes.
  • Of the 560+ companies that went public in the past 12 months, only three were women-founded and only 8 had a female CEO. Only 6% of the companies in the S&P 500 have a female CEO.
  • 2020 was a tough year for funding for female-led and female-founded startups. Funding decreased 22.1% for female leaders compared to 2019, while overall funding increased.

Although today marks the end of a month to recognize women’s achievements, it does not mean we will stop spotlighting the achievements of women and minorities. If you’d like to see more of these types of insights or want to give us suggestions on topics you would like to hear more about, be sure to fill out our survey. You will be eligible to win a free month of PrivCo Select by doing so! Take the survey.

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Since last week, PrivCo has added:
404 Companies | 294 Funding Activities | 95 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:

Omega Therapeutics raises $126MM led by Flagship Pioneering
Biotechnology • Round C • Cambridge, MA

6Sense raises $125MM led by D1 Capital Partners
Analytics Software & Internet Services • Round D • San Francisco, CA

BrightInsight raises $101MM from General Catalyst
Biotechnology Software & Internet Services • Round C • Alviso, CA

Neighbor Storage raises $53MM led by Fifth Wall
Logistics Services • Round B • Lehi, UT

iFoodDecisionSciences raises $15MM led by Insight Partners
Agtech Software & Internet Services • Round A • Bellevue, WA

Grovara raises $5.5MM led by David Pottruck
Marketplace Software & Internet Services • Seed • Philadelphia, PA

Love Wellness raises $4MM
Health Care Products • Round A-1 • New York, NY

Anyroad raises $10MM co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Runa Capital
CRM Software & Internet Services • Round A-1 • San Francisco, CA

Chord Commerce raises $18MM led by Eclipse VC
E-commerce Software & Internet Services • Round A • New York, NY

On Target Laboratories raises $21MM
Health Care Equipment • Round B • West Lafayette, IN

Feedback Loop raises $14MM led by Crosslink Capital
Data Collection Software & Internet Services • Round A-2 • New York, NY

CND Life Sciences raises $2.4MM led by HonorHealth
Biotechnology • Seed • Phoenix, AZ

Bevy raises $40MM led by Accel Partners
Conferencing Software & Internet Services • Round C • Palo Alto, CA

Strategic Risk Associates raises $4MM
Professional Services • Seed • Glen Allen, VA

Incode Technologies raises $25MM co-led by 3L Capital and Dn Capital
Biometrics Software & Internet Services • Round A • San Francisco, CA

Sunday II Sunday raises $4.2MM led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Consumer Products • Round A • Plainfield, IL

Getty acquires Unsplash
Photography Software & Internet Services • Acquisition • Seattle, WA

Broadridge Financial Solutions acquires Itiviti for $2.5BN
Fintech Software & Internet Services • Acquisition • Chicago, IL

Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier Company
Heavy-Duty Vehicles • Acquisition • New Philadelphia, OH

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