Improving Diversity in the Venture Capital Landscape with Sarah Millar


If we can make venture capitalists reflect society, then we can make the people who get funded reflect society as well.
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“If we can make venture capitalists reflect society, then we can make the people who get funded reflect society as well.”

That is the thesis statement behind Diversity VC, an international nonprofit aiming to make the venture capital industry more inclusive.

In this episode, Sarah Millar, Principal at City Light Capital and the US Director of Diversity VC, joins the show to discuss how Diversity VC came about and how the organization is helping firms embrace and implement DEI policies with an eye towards a more equitable future.

We discuss:

  • The origin of Diversity VC & Why It Matters
  • The Diversity VC Standard – An Action Plan the VC firms in the US can take
  • The Future VC Program – An Internship Program for Portfolio Companies
  • A Diversity Resource Library & Research on Current Diversity Funding

This discussion with Sarah Millar was taken from our show Startup Success. Browse all Burkland podcasts.