The capital gap
Women own about 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S. but receive only 2.3 percent of the available equity capital needed for growth. Male-owned companies receive the other 97.7. percent.
I would guess that a small number of male-owned companies get the vast majority of that capital. I’ll probably do some more reading and make a longer post about what is behind this, but in the meantime I’d love to hear your theories in comments.