This tech investment firm published startup diversity stats for the first time and it shames venture capital’s ‘collective blind spot’

vc diversity shame

  • Tech startups and investment remain fairly homogeneous, with ethnic minority and female founders still in the minority.
  • One problem is that no one really wants to disclose how lacking in diversity they are.
  • One early-stage venture capital firm has studied its own portfolio of startups to see how many have female and ethnic minority founders and revealed the numbers.
  • Forward Partners is beating the average, with 10 companies out of its 52 investments having at least one female founder, but the investor wants to do better. (read more)

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