Venturing into Diversity & Inclusion 2019
VENTURING INTO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 2019
Addressing the diversity deficit in VC
Over the last 3 years, we have published quantitative studies highlighting the lack of diversity in our industry such as ‘Women in UK Venture Capital 2017’ and ‘Diversity in UK Venture 2019’, alongside recommendations found in our Toolkit and the ‘Atomico and Diversity VC Entrepreneurs Guide to Diversity and Inclusion’. We have received remarkable support and thank everyone that has helped in our mission.This study was an opportunity to understand the practical steps Venture Funds in London could take to promote Diversity and Inclusion in their portfolio companies, dealflow and internally. We have learned a tremendous amount from this study. Speaking to Venture Funds across London provided a clearer backdrop for our thinking to produce actionable and more practical recommendations. It is clear that whilst funds now understand that this is important, many do not know where to start. This report, in partnership with OneTech, aims to prioritise the key actions so our industry can step forward today.