Only 10% of decision makers in venture capital firms are women. And the overwhelming majority are white. We know that recruiters tend to recruit people like them and that managers tend to promote people like them… and that we ALL have unconscious biases whether male, female, black or white. So then what can we assume about what this lack of diversity means for founders raising venture capital who don’t fall into the ‘like us’ category?

Campus Capital partners with Lancaster University to invest thousands into Lancashire startups We're pleased to announce our latest university partnership with University of the Year 2018 (Times, Sunday Times), Lancaster University. Lancaster is a beautiful campus university with an incredibly strong focus on enterprise and innovation, and a world-renowned business school. There's already a wealth of entrepreneurial activity taking place in Lancashire and we're hoping this new partnership will shine even more of a spotlight on this activity, and increase opportunities for those companies to collaborate with the university, and stay and grow in the region. As the Investment Index report from Tech North showed us, investment in the north of England tech sector has increased over the last 10 years, with the most significant growth happening in the last three years. Last year £201.2m was invested in the north, which represents a