Chapter 4. Evidence on each action

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To help venture capital firms consider the optimal mix of actions for them, we summarise below the supporting evidence for the effectiveness of each of the 14 actions, including:

  • Feedback from venture capital firms: Their overall ranking of actions and summary information on their qualitative responses.
  • Ranking of actions from entrepreneurs surveyed: Responses on the effectiveness of actions and detail on how different groups responded (where relevant).
  • Existing research: Supporting evidence identified in the literature.
  • Data analysis: Findings from analysis of Beauhurst, Extend Ventures, and Investing in Women Code (IWC) data were used to provide additional insight and evidence to support the actions.