Google gives out offensive notebooks to Black summit attendees

On the inside of the notebook Google gave out at its K&I Black Summit, it reads verbatim, “I was just cotton the moment, but I came back to take your notes.

VC Office Hours: Unlocking the farmers’ market with Black Farmer Fund

The fund is technically a nonprofit with a debt fund attached.

Pinterest begins testing a ‘body type ranges’ tool to make searches more inclusive

Pinterest is today expanding on its efforts to make its product more inclusive with respect to body type diversity with the test of a new consumer-facing tool that allows users to filter select search

50inTech believes it’s time to measure diversity with KPIs

Tech employees who are in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion are tired. They have been talking with internal stakeholders and promoting diversity across the board. But it’s hard to prove that

Investors are split on whether California’s diversity bill will make an impact

Even with some criticisms, most VC think that the state's effort to track diversity data is worth it.

New York VC firms form alliance to back diversity

The Alliance encourages firms and investors to collect diversity data and increase the number of women and minorities hired and funded annually.

Building an equitable cap table puts more tools in a startup’s toolbox

Building an equitable cap table allows startups to bring on experts they wouldn't be able to hire while making VC more diverse.

New California law would force firms to report diversity metrics

The bill requires venture capital firms operating in California to report the diversity breakdown of the founders they fund to the state.

Pinterest’s new computer vision-powered body type technology to make search more inclusive

Pinterest today announced it’s introducing novel computer vision technology that will use shape, size and form to identify various body types across the more than 5 billion images on its platfor

The US could learn a lot from how the UK is crafting DEI policy for venture capital

The U.K has taken the first steps to make its venture landscape more equitable. The U.S. could take notes.

Materials Nexus raises £2 million seed to discover clean climate material

The company seeks to enhance zero-net technologies in a way that gives higher performance and sustainability at lower costs.

Cornerstone VC hires Ella Wales Bonner as first female partner

She will be the fund's first female partner as it seeks to build a "world-class" team.

Bridge 2 Technologies is making it easier for companies to find diverse vendors

Bridge 2 Technologies began with the notion that it should be easier for companies to find a diverse set of vendors. The company formed three years ago with the idea of bringing these two groups toget

What happens to the smaller VC firms in a more conservative market?

For those with funds that are focused on backing diverse founders who are already working with less capital, the drawback is often the difference between another round or closing shop.

Smaller VCs are having an impact on diverse investors and founders

Smaller funds raising less institutional capital gives them more leverage to take risks, which is what investing in diversity is seen as.

Apple retail still has a diversity problem, union says

The higher you climb up the corporate ladder at Apple, the whiter it gets. That’s according to data analyzed by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the union that’s helping retail workers

All Raise’s interim CEO is now full-time

Now that Paige Hendrix Buckner is in the role permanently, she and her team “can settle in and have some clarity about where we're going to be going.”

Warm intros are awful for diversity, so why do investors keep insisting on them?

There are oodles of advantages to having a diverse workforce, but you can't simply take your homogenous workforce, add diversity, stir and hope for the best.

VC Office Hours: 5 questions with investor Lauren Maillian

Maillian talks about power in the industry, the changing landscape for Black women and Latinas, and what her next act will be.

For female VCs, bias is a branding issue

More women in venture means that bias and strategic branding are increasingly more relevant for a larger fraction of check-writers.
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