Orlando’s women-led startups lag other Florida markets in VC funding

Despite more women investing in startups in Florida, there still is a gap in venture capital funding for startups led by women, especially in Orlando.

An Oct. 19 report by Tampa-based innovation hub Embarc Collective found the proportion of venture capital funds in the Sunshine State for women-led startups ticked up from 7% in 2019 to 8% in 2020. Still, Florida is below the national average of 11%.

Meanwhile, women-founded startups in Orlando last year raised a negligible amount of venture capital…