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18th January 2019

Fuel Ventures leads fight against investor bias

Fuel Ventures, a leading London-based VC investment fund has launched a scheme to improve diversity and remove all unconscious bias from the investment process. The company will be anonymising pitch decks in a three-month trial period after discovering that just 4% of over 4,000 pitch decks submitted over the last four years have been from companies with female founders.

The firm is trialling the initiative after recognising the lack of diversity in founders and entrepreneurs pitching for investment over the last four years, and will report the results of the trial after those three months.

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