Learn more about our 2021 results in our inaugural impact report 
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ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS A MORAL ISSUE AND A BUSINESS ISSUE

Black ($24,100) and Latinx ($36,100) families median net worth is a fraction of White families  ($188,200).

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF THE SOLUTION

In 2018-19, the global startup economy generated $2.8 trillion in economic value. The lack of diversity in the innovation economy means little of that wealth reached communities of color.

INTENTIONS ARE NOT MATCHING ACTIONS

60% of VCs want to invest in more entrepreneurs of color but only 2.6% of startup executives are Latinx, and only 2.1% are Black. To match working-age U.S. demographics, startups need 6.7x more Latinx and 5.6x more Black executives.

BUILD FROM THE START

Studies show that after the 15th employee is hired, you’re guiding a ship that has already created its path. If companies want a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, they must commit from day one.

COLORWAVE FELLOWS PROGRAM

We recruit highly-talented professionals of color for an 8-week program focused on understanding the innovation economy and disrupting the network based hiring practices of Silicon Valley via personalized introductions to hiring managers.

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VENTURE AND STARTUP PARTNERS

We partner with venture capital firms and their portfolio companies to support their efforts toward achieving a more equitable and inclusive innovation economy.

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Our partners are committed to creating real and lasting change to make the innovation economy more accessible, equitable and inclusive for all communities.

INVESTOR PARTNERS

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COMPANY PARTNERS

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WHERE OUR COMMUNITY WORKS

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