Venture Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by NVCA to support both current and emerging venture capital (VC) investors by addressing imbalances of access, resources, and opportunity. Our vision is to see more women, people of color, and underrepresented people in investment positions of power who will ultimately fund a more diverse set of innovative founders, helping the ecosystem reach its fullest potential.
Read more in our DEI glossary and about why DEI matters in VC.
Fair access, opportunity, resources, and power to thrive
Feeling welcomed, valued, and supported
For aspiring investors and emerging managers (EMs) seeking to enter and advance in the industry, we provide resources and opportunities to help you succeed.
We support current investors through research, resources, and training to implement meaningful DEI practices, and create powerful, positive change within your firm.
serve as a “square one” information hub and provide industry stats, guidance, programs, and yardsticks for measuring success.
Sponsor a program or support our mission financially through a tax-deductible donation.