Venture capital counts more Black check writers than ever before.
However, representation continues to lag and multiple systemic barriers remain.
BLCK VC, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, is proud to share the inaugural State of Black Venture report. We surveyed our community and collated industry data to set a baseline against which we can measure future progress toward equitable representation.
What gets measured gets improved.
State of Black Venture Event
BLCK VC hosted the “State of Black Venture” event in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank. In our inaugural State of Black Venture Report, we establish a baseline of representation in the venture industry. We conducted surveys, interviews, and industry research, and codified the information in an effort to tell a clear story about where we are as a community today. However, the real story is behind the numbers; this webinar is our way of bringing the data to life.
We invited Black leaders in venture to share some of the challenges they’ve faced on their path to becoming check writers, as well as the ways in which they’ve navigated systemic barriers.
Elliott Robinson, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners
Henri Pierre-Jacques, Managing Partner at Harlem Capital
Sydney Thomas, Principal at Precursor Ventures
Watch the event below.
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