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Do. Better. Together. with Commerce Ventures

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Who we are and why we are making this pledge to Do. Better. Together

At Commerce Ventures, we want to see more diverse founder-led startups in our deal flow, invest in more companies with diverse founders and help open our industry to more diverse talent.

We are pledging to make a difference by seeking out broader dealflow from more diverse sources and yielding more startups led by founders from underrepresented backgrounds.

Where to start: goals to increase diversity & inclusion

  1. Commerce Ventures is committed to bringing more diverse talent to our industry by focusing on recruitment, pipeline-building, and mentoring/next-generation programs to build up diverse future leaders.
  2. We are launching an Access Fellowship to mentor college students and educate them on the venture and start-up ecosystem in a way that helps expand their prospects and access.
  3. Continue to speak about the importance of diversity and our commitment publicly to have our executives and leaders be part of the discussion and solution.

How are you measuring your progress?

We are pledging to make a difference by seeking out broader dealflow from more diverse sources and yielding more startups led by founders from underrepresented backgrounds. This has already led to increased investment by us in these types of startups.

More about Commerce Ventures

Commerce Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focused on investing and empowering the next generation of technology innovators in the retail and financial services industries.

Our deeply committed LP base is composed of a strategic blend of established entrepreneurs, corporate executives and market leading corporations, enabling us to meaningfully add value to our portfolio companies via introductions to potential clients, distribution partners, top tier advisers and potential key executive additions. We also pride ourselves on being a thought and strategy partner to our portfolio CEOs when we can be helpful, but not wasting their time otherwise.

For more information about Commerce Ventures and our 40+ incredible portfolio companies, please visit commercevc.com

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