Please join Diversity VC and Cooley for a conversation to unpack the Fearless Fund case.
Presented alongside 2Gether-International, AllRaise, BLCK VC, BWiVC, Chicago:Blend, Latinx VC, LGBT VC, StartOut, VCFamilia, and VetsInTech.
Login details for this webinar will be provided to approved registrants the day before the event.
2Gether-International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We’re focused on supporting Disabled Founders building high-growth, high-impact startups.We offer a robust curriculum of community meet ups, one-on-one coaching, mentorship from industry leaders, and curated business development education, with the singular goal of setting Disabled Founders up for success. Disabled people are historically underserved by resources and programs targeting entrepreneurs, 2Gether-International is flipping the narrative on disability.
All Raise is on a mission to accelerate the success of female and non-binary founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future. Born out of a grassroots movement in 2017, our programs arm women with access, guidance, and support to advance their professional growth. When the architects of tomorrow better reflect the world, our world is better served.
Black Women in Venture Capital
Founded in 2021, BWiVC is a private community made up of over 240+ Black women in venture capital careers across the globe and at all stages of their career. BWiVC envisions an equitable venture capital ecosystem where all founders have the same opportunities to raise money for their startups. We will accomplish our vision by 10X'ing the number of Black Women general partners in venture capital through outcomes-driven programming, purposeful networking opportunities, and a collaborative community amongst Black women investment professionals.
BLCK VC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that equips Black investors with the access, education, and community they need to accelerate their careers in venture capital. We do not accept the status quo; we are driving the industry forward by pushing venture capital firms to become more inclusive in their hiring, deal flow, and portfolios. BLCK VC is transforming the venture capital industry to mirror the diverse demographics of the U.S. Venture Capital is a crucial component of achieving economic equality; it is a vehicle to build wealth, develop future leaders, and strengthen communities.
Chicago:Blend is a non-profit organization, founded in 2018, to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Chicago’s venture capital and startup community. We measure diversity across Chicago’s VC industry, prepare underrepresented professionals for roles in venture, and provide DEI resources to VCs and their portfolio companies.
Diversity VC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the venture capital industry. Our mission is for every venture fund to have the understanding, tools, and resources to promote diversity and inclusion in both their firms and the companies they fund.
LatinxVC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on growing and supporting the Latinx venture capital ecosystem. The organization aims to increase the representation of Latinx professionals in venture capital, help Latinx venture investors build their careers and networks, and improve access to capital for Latinx-led venture firms. When venture investors are empowered to show up as their authentic selves, the flow of capital from limited partners to venture capitalists and ultimately to startup founders becomes more diversified, impactful, and representative of U.S. demographics.
LGBT+ VC is the first 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ prosperity through venture capital. LGBT+VC provides educational programming throughout the year, including its college fellowship and high school youth internship program. The charity was founded by venture capitalists, Jackson Block and Tiana Tukes. Sign up for LGBT+ VC updates here.
Founded in 2009, StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs with over 25K members nationwide. Its mission is to accelerate the growth of the LGBTQ+ community to drive its economic empowerment, building a world where every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has equal access to lead, succeed, and shape the workforce of the future.
VCFamilia is reshaping the venture capitalist and founder narrative. We are normalizing the Latinx experience, cultures, and community in the venture ecosystem. Our mission is to create an open and inclusive environment for current and future Latinx investors to thrive. VCFamilia bring Latinx cultures into the venture community and increase representation in investment roles.
Founded in 2012, VetsinTech, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supports our current and returning veterans and military spouses with reintegration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans and military spouses interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment. In 2021 VetsinTech launched VetVC with JPMC, an initiative that allocated $25M under Spark Project, to support minority fund managers in the venture space. ViT also participated in a Venture Equity Project, a three-year research project with NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center with other organizations to permanently improve the barriers that exist in the flow of capital to entrepreneurs of color.
Diversity VC is sponsored by AWS, Cooley, HSBC UK, and Morgan Stanley.