Marie-Elisabeth Rusling is the CEO of Business Angels Europe. She is passionate about improving the role of women in finance, and providing access to investment for top European innovators by stimulating women to become angel investors. In addition, she facilitates women entrepreneurs’ access to finance and support. She is also a Board Member at Business Angels Europe and an Expert Evaluator SME Instrument for the European Commission’s European Innovation Council.
“In general, women tend to ask for less money than men. Women also tend to face more bias and criticism than their male counterparts, in particular, when confronted with all-male panels. I see quite often that men dismiss women-led companies without a clear understanding of the business.”