When Taran Ghatrora began looking for investors as CEO of Blume, the Vancouver-based company she co-founded with her sister Bunny, she knew it would be an uphill battle. As a company run by two women of colour, focused on beauty and menstruation products and providing educational resources to teens about puberty and sexual health, the statistics are stacked against her. “In 2019, only 2.7 percent of all [American] venture capital dollars went to female founders, and much less to women of colour, yet startups founded by women have been shown to deliver
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