With only 9% of venture capital going to female-led businesses, and having raised two rounds of funding ourselves, we felt it essential to join Astia’s first UK conference. We were proud to be invited to speak alongside other Astia entrepreneurs, and to be involved right from the start of their project in the UK. It was good news to hear that it’s getting easier for women to receive business funding, although there is a long way to go. These kind of events help kickstart the process and give women the confidence to push forward and break down the barriers with when seeking venture capital. If you would like advice on this matter, we will make every effort to help where we can so please do get in touch with questions and comments.