Let's Talk LP Diversity
LP diversity has been a popular topic of conversation lately, but substantive analysis has been hamstrung by the lack of data. Sapphire’s Beezer Clarkson finally sheds some light on the true outlines of the LP demographic landscape in this Tweet thread.
Solving VC’s ESG Puzzle
“How does a venture firm ‘do’ ESG with early-stage startups?” This is a common question from venture firms, limited partners, academics, and the media — and the answer is, well, not so obvious despite a craving for simplicity.
Diversity in VC: Learnings from an LP Audit and how we can make this better together
This winter, Women in VC, the world’s largest community of female venture investors, released a report on “The Untapped Potential of Women-led Funds.” The research was stark, if not surprising. According to the group’s proprietary data, 5.6% of U.S.-based VC firms are led...
Black VCs Can Make a Bigger Impact With Institutional & Individual Investors’ Help
The share of venture capital dollars managed by Black men and women is less than 1% for each, and Black founders have raised only 1.2% of venture dollars, according to Crunchbase. Geri Stengel profiled Mandy Bynum Mc Laughlin, CEO at BLCK VC...
A Rolling Fund May Be Just What Women And BIPOC Venture Capitalists Need To Raise Funding
Sourcing funding for diverse VC emerging managers is a struggle. Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Brian Laung Aoaeh, general partners and cofounders at REFASHIOND Ventures, think outside of the box to address the challenge.
An Early-Stage Supply Chain Tech Venture Capitalist’s Take on ESG and Impact Investing Considerations
Although it’s hard for early-stage startups to meaningfully measure ESG and impact outcomes, these considerations can still be taken into account when making investment decisions. Brian Laung Aoaeh shares his thoughts on how.