Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses How to Make Tech More Inclusive (Video)

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During her time at September’s Techonomy Detroit Conference at Wayne State University, Indigogo’s co-founder, Danae Ringelmann, discussed the serious diversity divide in the tech industry, which appears to be dominated by white males.

According to Techonomy, after Google released the demographic data of its employees in May, a slew of other Internet giants followed suit, reaffirming a troubling truth: the tech industry is surrounded by largely male and largely white.

Ringelmann stated, “Only 3 to 13 percent of the venture-backed companies are run by women. If you look at Indiegogo, which is an equal-opportunity funding playing field, and you see that 47 percent of all campaigns that reach their funding target are run by women, that conversation about why venture capital is unequal is almost obsolete.”

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