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Share of VC funding received by women of color in 2020; share of all VC-backed tech startups with black founders.
Percentage of women founders who believe bias will remain an issue as they scale up.
No data on LGBTQ+ founders
The amount we could add to global GDP if women and men around the world participated equally as entrepreneurs (BCG).
Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians (McKinsey).
Inclusive companies are 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market (BersinbyDeloitte).
Diverse & inclusive organizations have better employee and customer retention; 67% of job seekers say a diverse workforce is important when considering job offers (Glassdoor).
72% of founders believe building diversity is extremely or very important for their company (Techstars+ Chase for Business).