Why Included VC Exists
Entrepreneurialism and potential are equally distributed, but venture capital is not.
The Mission
The Included VC mission is to change the face of the VC industry, dramatically increasing diversity and maximising fund success by transforming networks, staff, dealflow and investments.

We are committed to creating effective multi-generational change.
The Problem With Venture Capital...
1%
Funding
In 2018, less than 1% of VC funding raised by European startups went to all female-founded companies.
20%
VC Partners
Non-white Partners account for only 20% of all VC Partners in the US.
65%
Funding
Of all the founders that raised funding in 2019 in Europe, 0.5% identified as Black, 1.4% Middle Eastern & 4.1% as Asian.
23%
Investors
Only 23% of investors at all levels in the US identify as people of colour.

Traditional methods of pattern recognition and 'warm introductions' limit diversity and reduce exposure to many of the most talented entrepreneurs.


While teams with different skills and backgrounds are proven to outperform on almost every metric, diversity still falls far behind in both venture capital staff and investment diversity.


Included VC was created to address this gap.

How Will We Change The Face of the VC Industry?
Included VC connects people from diverse, overlooked and underrepresented communities from around the world with our Venture Capital Partners- providing access, knowledge and career support.

We do this by running Included VC's Annual Fellowship which provides Fellows with exclusive insights and learnings, from exceptional people in the industry.
How We're Doing So Far...
22 out of 29 Fellows from Included VC's 2nd Fellowship who were actively looking to secure jobs in VC (76%) were successful in doing so. That's 45% of the overall Cohort!