The State of Black Venture Survey is out now!

In 2021, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, BLCK VC launched our first State of Black Venture Survey to take a look at the landscape for Black investors. What we found was confirmation of the general assumptions we already had:

  1. Venture Capital is majority white and male.

From the release of the Report, as we continue conversations around the key learnings, we have the following hypotheses for the State of Black Venture v2:

  1. The Black VC community is more impactful than we imagined.

The State of Black Venture Survey is out now!

Many thanks to the State of Black Venture Report taskforce:

Sarah Millar; DiversityVC

Aisling Carlson;

Aya Spencer, Sonia Koshy; Kapor Capital +Kapor Center

Dr. Angela Jackson

Candice Morgan, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at GV (Google Ventures)

Maryam Haque; Venture Forward (NVCA)

Damian Anderson; Crunchbase

Yoon Sun Hur, Penn State

This report would not be possible without our partners from Silicon Valley Bank:

Jeremy Rich, Courtney Karnes, and John China

Why we need your help and participation:

We can only improve upon what we can track, and we can only track what we can measure.

At BLCK VC, our mission is to transform the venture capital industry by advocating for policy change, creating programs to engage and connect new and experienced Black investors, and creating meaningful partnerships with vision-aligned allies.

We compare the data collected from the State of Black Venture Survey with the research conducted by our partners (Crunchbase, DiversityVC, SVB, Kapor, Penn State, etc), to create specific and actionable insights around recruiting, investing in, advocating for, and allocating capital to Black investors within VC.

Who should contribute to the State of Black Venture Survey:

If you identify as Black investor of any kind, your participation is essential. Please take the survey here.

If you do not identify as a Black investor, please help us by amplifying the report to your networks.

The insights from the State of Black Venture Survey will help us influence public policy, and create programming specifically addressing the racist systemic barriers faced by Black investors in VC.

Take the Survey

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