Advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem
The future of the venture capital industry depends on its investments into itself, today.
Venture Forward is committed to helping the VC community become the best version of itself, by helping firms build strong, healthy cultures and values; lowering barriers to entry for historically underrepresented groups; and expanding opportunities for newcomers to thrive.
https://ventureforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/VF_DARK_LOGO_HIRES_COLOR-300x120.png00Rhianon Andersonhttps://ventureforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/VF_DARK_LOGO_HIRES_COLOR-300x120.pngRhianon Anderson2020-08-27 14:20:272020-09-02 14:25:39Institutional Investors Must Help Close the Race and Gender Gaps in Venture Capital
In this TechCrunch article, Dan Miller outlines common pitfalls he sees in talent searches with VC firms in particular, as well as some thoughts on how firms can improve their hiring processes, in order to work toward having more diverse representation within their investing teams.
https://ventureforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/VF_DARK_LOGO_HIRES_COLOR-300x120.png00Rhianon Andersonhttps://ventureforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/VF_DARK_LOGO_HIRES_COLOR-300x120.pngRhianon Anderson2020-07-31 12:46:202020-07-31 12:46:20Recruiting for diversity in VC (TechCrunch)
Though VC OpenDoor, investors are working to make the technology industry more inclusive and to help underrepresented groups gain access to venture capital and experienced tech mentors. VC OpenDoor volunteers commit to making 1 to 4 hours per week open for office hours to talk to anyone about technology, whether they’re an African American college […]
This is your go-to source for resources that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the venture capital ecosystem. Explore what’s being done to move the industry forward, how you can contribute, and best practices to achieve your goals.
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Why is advancing the next era of venture capital important?
Venture capital is an American national treasure. It has fueled the advancement of innovation, economies, and people. It has created value, jobs, wealth, and life-changing products and services. Though venture capital as an industry may be young and as an asset class may be small, high-growth startups and their long-term investors have truly changed the world.
To continue the success of the industry’s past 50 years to the next 50 years and beyond, we must expand opportunities for people of all backgrounds to access the venture ecosystem and thrive. We must educate future leaders on best practices and help them learn from the industry’s rich history. We must help firms build strong, healthy cultures and values. We must keep the public and ecosystem informed through qualitative and quantitative insights.
By investing in tomorrow’s leaders today, we shape the next era of venture capital.
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