New diversity report highlights progress in VC industry
It's been a year and a half since the NVCA launched its Diversity Task Force, making it an official priority to broaden the pool of investors -- typically white men -- who fund Silicon Valley's tech industry. During that time, former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao lost her high-profile gender discrimination trial against the storied Silicon Valley VC firm, and investors and tech companies have faced mounting pressure to diversify their teams.
File photo: Aspect Ventures Jennifer Fonstadt, left, speaks to Women 2.0 CEO and co-founder Shaherose Charania, center, and National Venture Capital Association Diversity Task Force co-chair Kate Mitchell, right, after a panel discussion on diversity in the tech industry at Intel Corporation's Executive Briefing Center in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group archives)