Breaking The Mold—European Initiative To Widen The VC Gene Pool Goes Global

published 30.06.2020 02:00

by Trevor Clawson from forbes.com
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As Thakrar sees it, VCs tend to come to the profession either through investment banks or from a handful of universities, with a few making the leap from entrepreneur to VC.

Starting today, Included VC - a fellowship aimed at increasing diversity in the industry - is recruiting for its second cohort, with the aim of training 40 people to work as venture capitalists.

Well, one way forward is to encourage people from less-conventional (at least in terms of the VC norm) backgrounds into the profession.

Nikita Thakrar Included VC The case for greater diversity in the VC community is well-rehearsed.

Thakrar says mixed VC teams broaden the scope of investment and ultimately, the returns made by VCs.