Is It Easier in Boston? Female Tech Entrepreneurs Talk About Making It Big

Jules Pieri with the New York Times cover story on her company. (Jules Pieri/

When most people think of the entrepreneurial tech scene in Boston, they probably don’t immediately flash to images of high heels and power suits. Women are still a definite minority.

But a recent article in Xconomy claims that Boston may actually be the place to be a female tech entrepreneur.  According to a study conducted by CB Insights, a private company that tracks financing and investments in start-up companies around the country, 27 percent of tech entrepreneurs in Boston are female, compared to a mere 6 percent in California and only 7 percent in New York.

Jules Pieri, the founder and CEO of the Lexington-based Daily Grommet, an online marketplace for consumer products, is slightly baffled by these numbers.  These days, after a profile in the New York Times and a successful round of Series A funding — $3.4 million — Daily Grommet is soaring, but it hasn’t always been this way.  Today we talk about “She-E-Os” and whether Boston is as supportive as it seems.


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