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Why Shark Tank Star Kevin O'Leary Would Rather Invest in a Startup Run by Women

Shark Tank Star Kevin O'Leary would rather invest in a startup run by women.
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Shark Tank Star Kevin O'Leary would rather invest in a startup run by women.

"Women tend to set goals that are achieved 90% of the time," O'Leary said, referencing an internal study he conducted. "They set a lower bar and then achieve it. Men only achieve those same metrics 60% of the time - they set very high goals and they hope that sometimes they are achieved."

When goals are achieved, turnover is lower which leads to lower training costs, O'Leary said.

He also said women have phenomenal time management skills which leads to more efficient work among their employees.

"That old adage, if you want something done, give it to a busy mother, applies in business because women are very good at allocating their time and their employees' time," he said.

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O'Leary is also the chairman of O'Shares ETF Investments. 

Meanwhile, TheStreet also spoke with Victoria Schein.

At age 23, she's already a Ford (F) - Get Ford Motor Company Report research engineer with at least 15 patents under her belt.

Her dad was an engineer and was always working on cars.

"I was fascinated with math, science and art. I wanted to play with geometric shapes...and create art pieces [that could] stand and do things," said Schein in TheStreet's new series Alpha Rising.

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