Emerging VCs Program

Annually, we recognize 31 emerging leaders who are breaking through the industry and changing outcomes.

As reported by Different Funds, of the 4,255 decision-making partners at 1,500 US venture capital firms, less than 3% are Black, and only 18% of VC firms have diverse management teams. Over 93% of venture firms have no Black representation at the partner level; and when we do lead our own firms, it amounts to only 4% of all VC firms.

The Emerging Leaders Award is an annual nomination and selection process that amplifies and connects emerging talent in venture capital. This group of fund managers, principals, analysts, and ecosystem builders are leading the transition to a new innovation economy where the thoughts, ideas, leadership, and impact of capital allocation strategies are directed by diverse individuals. Program participation is invite-only.

Meet the 2020 cohort and check out their must reads.