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Investment & Inclusion Series: Amplifying Funders Of Color

January 26, 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:30 CST

Join The Capital Network and VC Inclusion Lab for a conversation on Amplifying Funders of Color

We’re running this event as an ONLINE event via Zoom. We’ll email the Zoom link to all the registrants shortly before the event starts. Any questions, please email [email protected]


Increasing funding for #NewMajority founders also means increasing the number of BIPOC making investment decisions at VC firms, and increasing their access to making angel investments. We’ll be talking to new funds by and for new majority groups and to organizations training the next generation of investors of color. We’ll explore policy changes and initiatives that are being undertaken to grow this group into decision makers – not just associates – and actions that can be taken by ecosystem players to support these initiatives.
With Samer Yousif from BLCK VC and Eli Velasquez from the ACA & The Investors Of Color Network Moderated by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan from the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab.

NOTE: #NewMajority is the term we will be using going forward to rewire the negative connotations of using ‘under’ when using words like minority, underrepresented, undervalued linked to BIPOC etc. With minority-majority population shifts and as more people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ, veterans, disabled & neuro-diverse founders create businesses at a high rate our use of language is important in reflecting population shifts.

This open & ‘imperfect’ conversation is calling in all investors, entrepreneurs and community builders who want to support a more diverse and equitable startup ecosystem.

This event is part of a series of conversations curated by The Capital Network & The Venture Capital Inclusion Lab titled: Investment and Inclusion – Effective Approaches and Practices

From pipeline, portfolio and performance, this Series will explore how investors can create a more diverse portfolio that will support underrepresented founders while growing their returns. We will look at the data, strategies and DEI best practices around doing so and look to experts who have achieved this.

Want to collaborate /sponsor this series of conversations? Please email us at [email protected] for more details!


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