According to statistics provided by European Startup Monitor, only 15 percent of all startups are founded or run by women. However, the proportion has been slowly increasing, furthermore, many companies founded by women have been remarkably successful.
Honoring women in the startup business, German project The Hundert has released the 100 Female Startup Founders Europe ranking, which also includes three representatives from Latvia.
Most women on the list are from Great Britain, but there are also two Lithuanians (Milda Mitkutė from Vinted and Dalia Lasaite from CGTrader) and three Estonians (Karoli Hindriks from Jobbatical, Ülane Vilumets from Like a Local Guide, and Kaidi Ruusalepp from Funderbeam).
The latest edition features brief information about each of the startup founders, some of which also offer valuable advice.
For instance, The Mill and Froont founder Andersone (pictured) gives the following advice: “Be brave, but do the calculations. Go ahead with unorthodox ideas and solutions, but do not forget to do your homework: research, analyze and base your decisions on hard facts”.
The latest issue of The Hundert can be downloaded free of charge (in PDF format) here.