Investing in Black Founders

The lack of diversity in venture capital is no secret. In line with other research, our partner, Different estimates that of the 4,255 decision-making partners at 1,500 US venture capital firms, less than 3% are Black, and diverse management teams make up only 18% of VC firms. Let’s be tactical about changing this – “hire, and wire”.

  • An Investor’s Guide: Investing in Racial Equity, Kristin Hull, 2020
  • Racism Won’t Die in 2020, But Now is the Time to Give It a Terminal Illness, Mike Asem, 2020
  • If You’re Not Investing in Diverse Founders, You’re a Bad Investor, BLCK VC, 2020
  • Book Recommendation: “It’s About Damn Time”, Arlan Hamilton, 2020
  • Practical Steps To Combat Discrimination in VC, Crunchbase, 2020
  • What Investors Can Do To Increase Diversity among Funded Tech Founders, Crunchbase, 2020
  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Black Female Founders, Forbes, 2020
  • “I’m Exhausted and Want You To Know Why”, Michael Lints, Golden Gate Ventures, 2020
  • The Financial Activist Playbook for Supporting Black Lives, Jasmine Rashid, 2020

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