Provide Guidance to Diverse Fund Managers and PortCo Leadership

Initiative Description

Work on a standalone basis or in partnership with established organizations to mentor diverse fund managers and portfolio company leadership, providing guidance on how best to raise funds and operate within the private equity and venture capital ecosystems.


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Resources for Consideration

  • 500 Startups Diversity Scholarships for VC Unlocked Deal Camp Program 
    • Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. 500 Startups offers two full scholarships for underrepresented early-stage investors, especially women and/or people of color.
  • Black Founders
    • Black Founders is creating an ecosystem that stimulates tech entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth, developing global programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and share resources.
  • NVCA LP Office Hours
    • The National Venture Capital Association's LP Office Hours includes an in-person, half-day educational programs across the country for professionals of diverse backgrounds to receive advice from and connect with LPs and other GPs, with the goal of learning from LPs about the fundraising process, GP-LP relationship management, and other guidance for success as a VC from the LP’s perspective.
  • NewME Entreneurship Education Program
    • NewME is an entrepreneurship education program, serving early stage business founders and their teams through mentorship, specialized curriculums, and for those companies chosen-- capital investment. As the first underrepresented founder focused program in the United States, NewMe has led founders to more than $47 MM in funding.
  • The Techstars Foundation
    • The Techstars Foundation vision is to stimulate innovation and positive social and economic global change through empowering underrepresented communities and entrepreneurs.