Our mission is to restore balance to the startup ecosystem by leveling the playing field between investors and founders. The cornerstone to achieving that is ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for founders from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or creed.
Historically the venture capital industry has not set a good example from a diversity, equity and inclusion perspective. However, we believe that change is possible and that the first step towards addressing the lack of diversity in our industry is to acknowledge it. The second step is to conduct in depth research and analysis into the current state of the DEI landscape in order to set about repairing the woeful gaps, inequity and disparity that continues to persist.
We are proud to present the second edition of this Diversity in US Startups report, therefore, and welcome your collaboration in creating a fairer, more resilient and more successful venture capital and startup industry of the future.