These 4 ladies from the Nordics and Baltics were selected among Europe’s top 50 female influencers in the startup and venture capital.
Kaidi Ruusalepp (Estonia), founder and CEO of Funderbeam, a platform for startups to get funded and traded across borders. Funderbeam is the world’s first startup market powered by blockchain and with data on 140k startups & investors.
Karoli Hindriks (Estonia), founder and CEO of Jobbatical, a platform that matches business, technology and creative professionals with companies hiring talent around the world. She was named one of the 20 most promising young entrepreneurs under 25 in Europe by the prestigious international business magazine BusinessWeek.
Sissel Hansen (Denmark), founder of Startup Everywhere, the publishing company behind the ‘Startup Guide’ book series, often referred to as the Lonely Planet for startups. The series has been sold in 25 countries in more than 12.000 copies.
Jessica Stark (Sweden), co-Founder and board member of SUP 46, Stockholm-based startup hub and the CEO of StyrelseAkademi, Sweden’s leading forum for the professional development of board members.
The full top 50 Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital list can be found here. As we can see, the most influential ladies in startups and venture capital are based in the Nordics are based in Denmark, Sweden and Estonia. That does not mean that Iceland, Norway, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania are lacking female influencers in tech.
On one hand, women in tech are outnumbered. Being quite a homogeneous industry, tech and entrepreneurship make it harder for women manifest themselves as a quality programmer or a business leader. On the other hand, that small number of women in tech is rising every year. Based on the recent Women in Tech stats 46% of women in the Nordics are ready to start a career in entrepreneurship in tech. And that is great because we need more diversity in both entrepreneurship and STEM in order to thrive and demonstrate that Nordics and Baltics region is a place to be when it comes startups and innovation.
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