I think that a lot of people are scared about the global macro situation, and I am as well - for the first time ever we have all these zero to flat interest rates around the world and a very correlated global economy where governments are all printing lots of money at once. Assets all inflated then all went down.
Bias against women who seek startup funding is real and ongoing. Of the nearly 7,000 businesses funded by venture capital from 2011 - 2013, 85% had nary a woman on the executive team. Only 3% of the VC-funded ventures had a woman CEO. Conventional equity funding models clearly are ignoring or misinterpreting what women bring to the table.