Bowery Capital 2017 Gender Study
Bowery Capital catalogued the gender composition for its team, advisors, and major event
speakers since the inception of the fund in May 2013 and used this data to understand the
gender diversity across all groups. This information was gathered by existing internal data from
2013 through the end of Q2 2017. We will release the information on an annual basis every Q2
going forward to keep our team honest about how diverse we are. Note that due to data loss
we were not able to pull all of our quarterly event information including attendee diversity.
Full-Time Team Construction
The Bowery Capital full-time team consists of investment
professionals and seasoned experts that make up what is
internally and externally called the Investment Team and
the Acceleration Team. Team members are paid, full-
time, and share in the profit of the firm. As of this writing
the team sits at five full-time employees of which three
are male and two are female. Since inception, Bowery
Capital has had seven total employees of which four are
male and three are female. The current full-time team is
60% male and 40% female while the total team since
inception is 57% male and 43%.
Part-Time Team Construction
The Bowery Capital part-time team consists of three
groups of senior industry leaders that we internally and
externally call Venture Partners, Senior Advisors, and
Revenue Council. Team members are not paid, not full-
time, and do share in the profit of the firm. As of this
writing Bowery Capital has four Venture Partners and
four Revenue Council Members. Our Senior Advisors are
no longer active. Since inception, Bowery Capital has had
13 total members of this group of part-time employees of
which ten are male and three are female. The current
part-time team is 62% male and 38% female while the
total team since inception is 57% male and 43%.
Gender Study: FT Team
Gender Study: PT Team
Full & Part-Time Team Construction
The combination of the full and part-time team makes up
the individuals that spend their day to day working on
Bowery Capital. We believe this is the best metric to track
for our firm. The current full and part-time team is 62%
male and 38% female while the total full and part-time
team since inception is 70% male and 43%.
Quarterly Event Construction
Bowery Capital hosts large events on a quarterly basis in
New York City and San Francisco. These events tie
specifically to the areas our Acceleration Team cares the
most: the revenue components of a startup. These events
are a Customer Success Summit, a Sales Summit, a
Marketing Summit, and an Operations & Finance Summit.
Speaker diversity is something we have tracked over
time. Since inception, we have had a total of 153
speakers of which 134 have been male and 19 have been
female. This translates to 88% for male and 12% for
female. As a firm we do not track attendee diversity.
Company Founder Team Construction
Bowery Capital has invested in 27 companies since its
founding in 2013. The founding teams of these
companies have ranged from one to four individuals.
Since inception, the team has invested in a total of 50
founders of which none are female.
Gender Study: FT & PT Team
Gender Study: Events
Gender Study: Founders