Despite More Women, VCs Still Mostly White Men

Ethnic and gender diversity among senior ranks of the top venture capital firms improved—barely—in the past 12 months. The VC industry remains overwhelmingly male and white.

That’s according to the results of a study conducted by The Information and Social Capital, a VC firm, updating a report we published in October of last year. We named the rankings “The Future List” because we believe diversity and age will bear on how well these firms will perform in the future. You can view The Future List here, along with our full methodology.

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UPDATE: Benchmark has a seven person senior investment team, including Scott Belsky. The Future List rankings have been updated to include Mr. Belsky. Before publication, a Benchmark partner declined to comment on the data. The addition of Mr. Belsky dropped Benchmark’s ranking by two places to 46, from 44. It also increased the number of people covered by the study to 581 people.

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