Venture Forward Appoints Two New Directors to Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venture Forward, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in venture capital (VC), today announces the appointment of two new directors to its board: Candice Morgan, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Partner at GV, and Ellie Wheeler, Partner at Greycroft.   “Candice and Ellie bring unique industry perspectives to […]

Venture Forward Appoints Three New Directors to Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venture Forward today announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Barry Eggers, Founding Partner of Lightspeed; Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner of Chingona Ventures; and Courtney McCrea, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recast Capital. Venture Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to shaping a stronger, more diverse […]

Venture Forward Executive Director Stresses Importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in VC Industry at Congressional Hearing

San Francisco, CA – Maryam Haque, the Executive Director of Venture Forward, testified before the Committee on Financial Services Task Force on Financial Technology this week on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the U.S. venture capital (VC) ecosystem. The hearing focused on understanding obstacles to more investments in underrepresented founders in […]

Venture Forward Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Welcomes Two New Board Members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venture Forward is excited to celebrate its one-year anniversary as well as the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Elliott Robinson, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and Nicole Walker, Managing Partner at Arboretum Ventures. Publicly launched on June 16, 2020, Venture Forward was created to meet the […]

US VC Firms Focusing on Achieving Greater Diversity and Creating Workforce Equity

Though diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are moving in the right direction, the pace of change remains uneven for some demographics; third edition of survey powered by NVCA, Venture Forward and Deloitte reveals and more WASHINGTON, DC – Amid heightened efforts to promote increasingly diverse, equitable and inclusive workforces over the past year, venture capital […]

NVCA Launches Nonprofit Venture Forward to Shape the Future of Venture Capital

Venture Forward will focus on industry advancement initiatives around diversity, education, research, and history, while NVCA continues to advocate on behalf of the venture industry WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today launched Venture Forward, a 501(c)(3) non-profit to shape the future of venture capital and meet the growing needs of the […]

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