Where Did You Go To School? by Richard Kerby

TL;DR - The VC industry lacks diversity, impacting investments.

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Topic Tags - diversity, demographics, growth, women in VC, visualizations

Questions answered:

  • How is the VC demographic?
  • What are some relevant stats?
  • How has VC demographics changed?

Summary:

  • Visit website for fantastic visuals.
  • From 2016 -> 2018: Asian ^ 3%, blacks ^ 1%, hispanic --, women ^7%
  • From 2016 -> 2018: White women ^4% Asian male ^1%, Asian female ^2% black female ^1%
  • 40% are from Stanford or Harvard
  • The people in VC group with people from similar backgrounds. This spreads to investments. “It is no surprise as to why the demographics of most venture-backed startups also reflects the demographics of the venture capitalists that fund these companies”

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