by Mary Ann Azevedo

06/20/16 on Cisco

When it comes to the number of female founders of startups, it appears that quality trumps quantity.

The number of startups with a female founder more than quadrupled from 117 in 2009 to 555 in 2014, according to data compiled by CrunchBase. In 2009, 9.5 percent of startups had at least one woman founder, but by 2014 that rate had almost doubled to 18 percent, the same data found.

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