Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Greenprint recognizes the role that access to capital plays in entrepreneurship and the barriers encountered by many founders from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in tech. Our goal is to guide founders through this challenging process.
Greenprint is committed to championing founders from diverse backgrounds and creating an inclusive environment. We’re working towards an industry that celebrates diversity and differences, and serves communities that are often overlooked. With our access to both the founder and investor sides of the process, we strive to affect change with the following initiatives:
Venture Capital needs to diversify. Funding overwhelmingly goes to companies led by white, male founders.
Women-led startups received just 2.3% of VC funding in 2020 ;
A 2019 study found that amongst 10,000 venture-backed founders, 77.1% were White and 17.7% were Asian or Asian-American; Black and LatinX founders made up 1% and 1.8%, respectively .
Most investors want to add more underrepresented founders to their portfolio, but lack quality deal flow to make it happen.
We play the following roles in diversifying venture capital:
Increasing communication between underrepresented founders and venture capital investors via our Green Light Program;
Supporting partner organizations that are working toward gender, racial, and social equity in entrepreneurship.
Organizations We Support
Others that share our mission of equity in technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.
City College of San Francisco's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides access to critical resources and the entrepreneurial community network in San Francisco and the Bay Area for CCSF students and staff. The incubator offers an experience-based education and practical set of tools to hone innovation and entrepreneurial skills, designed for a 21st century global and digital business environment.