[–] Justintoxicated 2 points (+2|-0)

“Women have 2 per cent the chance of men of raising capital"

Nowadays you're not raising capital if you don't have at least 1 woman on your team/board. Women run business have tons of special funds and access to capital specifically for women run business.

(Exactly what rock remains a closely guarded secret.) The idea was that this rock, treated in particular ways (also secret),

Well if investors don't know the rock they don't know how hard/expensive it is to obtain or how scalable the business is. If this rock is mainly in China they're not just going to let someone not affiliated with the CCP go in and set up a business. Keep the biotech a proprietary secret, the rock (or an equivalent) can probably be fabricated.