Why W Fund?
Our team knows two things really well – the tech startup space, and inclusion in that same tech startup space. Both of them need changing, and at many different levels.
The W Fund is structured to make the biggest impact it can on as many of those levels as possible. A few ways we do this:
— Directly investing in outstanding companies led by innovative leaders from underrepresented backgrounds
— Supporting portfolio company diversity and inclusion of employees, workplace, board, advisors and investors
— Establishing VC-in-Residence, carry-holding investment positions to open a path to VC for people who would otherwise not have that access
— Diversifying our own Limited Partners, providing them with investing, operating and leadership skills-building programming, and equipping them to be inclusive in activities outside our fund
We’ve seen firsthand the power of underestimated founders, and we know our next $1B companies will be led by women and underrepresented people. We have a singular focus on fueling a more powerful and representative future for the world, and access to the best-of-the-best.
Founded by leaders:
In the News
- “Doing deals through Zoom? These investors have some tips.” (TechCrunch) 12 March 2020
- “Female entrepreneurs are finally getting more VC bucks.” (Crain’s) 3 March 2020
- “How to make a deal with a VC at a tech conference.” (TechCrunch) 24 February 2020
- VC Investors Panel (Carta) 23 February 2020
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