Venture Capital is often a lifeline for many startups and emerging companies. How it works is that a venture capitalist makes capital investments into a company in exchange for a stake in the company’s equity.
However, considering many venture capitalists tend to be white straight men, these people will often mostly fund companies that are owned by people like them. This then leaves out companies started by and owned by women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, refugees, or people from different ethnic backgrounds at a disadvantage – unable to grow despite their potential. And that is what Included Venture Capital is here to change.
Included Venture Capital or Included VC is a globally funded Fellowship that aims to provide venture capital for people from marginalized and diverse communities across the world. The company is on a mission to diversify and change the face of VC, aiming to increase representation and maximize fund success through the transformation of networks, staff, investments, and deal flow to be more inclusive.
Included VC works with over 40 Community Partners and mostly from diverse tech organizations worldwide and aims to spread the word of increased diversity in VC. Some of the organizations Included VC has partnered with include Like Minded Females (LMF) Network, Black Valley, and The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN), among others, all of which aim to increase representation of underrepresented communities worldwide.
And you can now become part of Included VC by joining the Included VC’s cornerstone Venture Capital Fellowship. Applications to join the fellowship are now open and you can apply here now before the deadline on April 19th, 2023 1300 BST. The Fellowship is fully subsidized by Included VC sponsors so you join the Fellow at little personal cost.
After joining, you will receive:
- Masterclasses and in-depth knowledge of VC
- Investment committees
- Fully remote summits
- Direct mentorship from leading VCs
- All at no cost
Once again, click here to apply now before the deadline to become an Included VC Fellow.