It is easier to conduct an experiment in space than raise funds

Dr. Fatma Kaplan
6 min readMay 13, 2023

"Are you worried that funding is going down, Fatma?" asked one of Pheronym's investors a few months ago.

“No," I said. "It seems like everyone is going to be experiencing funding the way we/women founders experience it all the time."

Techcrunch states, "Women-founded startups raised 1.9% of all VC funds in 2022, a drop from 2021". This is even worse for minority-founded startups. For example, last year, Latina-founded startups raised 0.44 %, and black women-founded startups raised 0.41% of all VC…