The accounting firm aims to improve gender diversity in venture capital through its role as a limited partner in funds and the launch of a new networking platform.

PwC is using its position as a limited partner in venture capital funds to ask for improved gender diversity in teams.

The strategy is part of the accounting firm’s efforts to improve the representation of women in venture capital and among startup founders.

PwC is targeting female founders in Europe with access to funding and networking opportunities, said Golnaz Borghei, corporate venture capital lead at PwC Germany, on the sidelines of the GCV Connect conference in Munich late last year.

At the start of 2024, PwC is launching a platform for women leaders to network and find support. “Our mission is to establish a platform where women in the innovation ecosystem can come together, network and support each other,” says Karen Schubert, senior associate at PwC.

The community is led by Jutta Jakobi and Florian Nöll from PwC’s corporate development and innovation unit.

Kim Moore

Kim Moore is the editor of Global University Venturing and deputy editor of Global Corporate Venturing and produces video for the website.