The Diversity VC Standard
What is the Standard?
An assessment of a VC’s recruitment, culture, dealflow, and portfolio guidance policies compared to DEI best practices.
How the Standard supports you:
Advice and resources to help you achieve your DEI goals
Third-party recognition of your organization’s work to raise the bar in DEI
Ongoing access to shared learnings and expertise from like-minded teams
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"We found the process of going through the Diversity VC Standard excellent. [...] From a firm perspective, I think being accredited with the Standard was, in equal parts, challenging and inspiring. It was challenging to openly face up to the things we could have changed historically that may have led to a more diverse industry. But, it was in equal parts inspiring in seeing how thoughtful changes over the last few years have already had an measurable impact on our team and how it operates in everything that it does."
"The Diversity Standard required very little time to complete and came with some really useful and constructive feedback that has helped make our fund a better fund. In particular, we liked how it doesn't just look at one area of diversity but looks deeply at a fund's investing, recruiting, and internal HR policies and the policies recommended to its portfolio as well, giving a much more well-rounded view of its diversity efforts."
"How a VC management company deals with D&I is important for entrepreneurs, the GP's team, and future hires - therefore it should also be important for their LPs. It is a great thing we now have a standard to objectively assess GPs on this criterion."
"[we] absolutely loved the Diversity Toolkit and have incorporated practices into their operations and culture [...] [we] like that it's a tangible thing that one can have in their desk drawer and get back to whenever needed."