In this Harvard Business Review article by Ilene H. Lang and Reggie Van Lee, the authors discuss the role of institutional investors in addressing the race and gender gaps in their investment portfolios.
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
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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