Venture capital LPs are the missing link to solving Silicon Valley’s diversity problem – TechCrunch
Funds are looking to invest capital more equitably and have started to take concrete steps to achieve this goal. Initiatives like venture capital fellowships run by Susa Ventures and Unshackled Ventures will allow for increased representation in investment teams. Since this really comes down to how venture funds operate at their core, an entity that can greatly influence this and reinvent the status quo are VC funds’ limited partners. Limited partners are the often unheard of backers of venture capital funds. LPs hold a lot of power in the venture financing life cycle as institutional venture capital firms can’t write checks at the scale they do without the external financing that LPs provide.