We are excited to welcome our fall 2022 class of minority and female venture fellows. They were carefully selected from a pool of over 500 applications and represent the racial and gender diversity that we bring to the industry. The racial make up of the cohort includes; 34.4% Black, 27.3% Asian, 12.1 Hispanic, 12.1% two or more races, 9.09% white, 3.03% American Indian/Alaskan Native. The cohort is also majority female (66.7% female). In the next 8 weeks they will embark on a life changing adventure to learn from experienced investors and cultivate skills and networks that will position them for success and some of the fellows will get the opportunity intern with some of the top-tie VC firms in our network.


As a minority-focused VC fellowship program, we remain committed to empowering the next generation of Black, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ, and female Venture Capitalists, and do so by sourcing, training, and placing quality minorities and female talents into venture firms to improve their talent pipeline and give fellows an opportunity to get their foot in the door. The program is led by experienced VC mentors and instructors from firms such as NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, .406 Ventures, Index Ventures, Dell Technology Capital, Glasswing Ventures, Capria VC, Underscore VC, Beyond Capital Fund, NEVCA, and many more!

We look forward to another fun and exciting venture fellowship experience with the incoming class and can't wait to get started in the coming weeks. To learn more about the class and to follow their journey, check out their profiles here!


If interested in joining the program our early application is now open for the summer 2023 program. Firms interested in sourcing talent through our program can use this form to sign up. We will be placing fellows with participating firms from this fall to the spring of 2023.


Welcome, Fall Class of 2022!



We are thrilled to welcome our 7th cohort of minority and female aspiring venture capital investors. They were selected from a pool of over 170 applications and share our deep passion for technology and startups. The cohort is 50% female and were carefully selected to represent the racial and gender diversity we want to see in venture capital. As they embark on this journey, they will be learning from VC mentors and instructors in the program to gain a better understanding of the venture financing and deal-making process. During the 8 weeks program, they will learn how to scout for startups and get the opportunity to work with some of the top-tie VC firms in our network as analysts and venture scouts.


To learn more about the class and to follow their journey, check out their profiles here!


Since launching the fellowship program in 2019, we have welcomed more than 90 fellows into the program giving them the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance, and successfully land internship opportunities at various VC firms including Sequoia Capital, Flourish Ventures, Coyote Ventures, and many more. After completing the program more than 40% of our fellows have landed VC jobs across various firms including; Halem Capital, Kapor Capital, Nextview Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, K50 Ventures, Rebel One Ventures, One Way Ventures, Clear Ventures, SVB, B Capital , and many more.


As a minority-focused VC fellowship program, we are committed to empowering the next generation of Black, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ, and female Venture Capitalists, and we do so by sourcing, training, and placing qualified minorities and female talents into venture firms to improve their talent pipeline and give fellows an opportunity to get their foot in the door. The program is led by experienced VC mentors and instructors from firms such as NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, .406 Ventures, Index Ventures, Dell Technology Capital, Glasswing Ventures, Capria VC, Underscore VC, Beyond Capital Fund, NVCA, and many more!





Our program partners remain committed to our mission, and the work we do would not be possible without their support. This year we welcomed new partner firms into the program and became an affiliate member of Angel Capital Association (ACA) and look forward to working collaboratively with other mission aligned organizations to improve diverse talent resources and make venture financing more accessible to everyone.


We look forward to another fun and exciting venture experience with the incoming class and can't wait to get started in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in joining the program our early application is now open for the fall 2022 program, Apply here


VC firms interested in sourcing talent through our program can use this form to indicate their firm's interest. We place fellows across participating firms on a rolling basis.


Welcome, Summer Class of 2022!



Female-led Venture Capital Firms you should know about.

1. Tola Capital:

Founded by Shelia Gulati & Stacey Giard in 2010 and based in Seattle, WA. They focus on cutting-edge enterprise software and take a hands-on approach to supporting their portfolio companies.


2. BBG Ventures:

Founded by Susan Lyne in 2014 and based out of NYC, NY. They are focused on e-commerce and mobile startups with at least 1 female founder.


3. Halogen Ventures:

Founded by Jesse Draper in 2016 and based out of LA, CA. They primarily invest in early-stage female founders.


4. Brilliant Ventures:

Founded by Kara Weber & Lizzie Francis in 2016, based out of Santa Monica, CA. Investing in diverse founding teams from seed- to late-stage commerce startups.


5. Forerunner Ventures:

Founded by Kristen Green in 2007 based in San Francisco, CA. Focused on B2B and B2C industry disrupters.


6. SoGal Ventures:

Founded by Pocket Sun & Elizabeth Galbut in 2016, they have offices worldwide. Focus on diverse founding teams out of US and Asia who are seed- and Pre-series A.


7. Female Founders Fund:

Founded by Anu Duggal in 2014, based in NYC, NY. Focuses on women-led startups in a variety of sectors.


8. The JumpFund:

Founded by Stephanie Crowe & Kristina Montague in 2013 based in Chattanooga, TN. They focus on growing female-led ventures in the Southeastern US.


9. Rethink Impact:

Founded by Jenny Abramson in 2015, based in Whiteplains, NY with a focus on Female leaders and technology.


10. Amplifyher Ventures:

Founded by Tricia Black in 2018, based in NYC, NY. Focused on startups with at least 1 female founder and based on the East coast.


Thank you Embroker for this great list which can be found in the report; Where Female Founders Are Gaining Ground in Venture Capital. Read the full Embroker report here

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