Women business owners often have a hard time finding investors within the venture capital community. However, one venture-capital firm, Canaan Partners, has invested in eight women-owned firms since May of 2012. "We should always shoot for Silicon Valley to be a meritocracy," said Maha Ibrahim, a partner with the firm. "... [W]e all have to open up our eyes and be just as willing to fund the woman, or the man, whichever comes in the door, as long as they have the attributes of a strong, credible, capable founder."
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