When people advise investors to create a "diverse" portfolio, they're not usually talking about supporting companies founded by women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ people. Enter Backstage Capital, a fund focusing on underrepresented entrepreneurs from groups that receive less than 10% of venture capital funding.
In this clip from their interview with “The Confident Investor” host Lisa Carmen Wang, Backstage partners Christie Pitts and Brittany Davis explain basic steps VCs can take to diversify their professional networks, remove unconscious bias from their questions when vetting potential founders, and source deals from communities that don't have much access to funding.
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