December 2023

In the Blackout Tuesday ethos of looking back to move forward, the Blackout Tuesday Partnership took the opportunity to assess the last 3.5 years of work it has done to address systemic inequity in the venture capital and startup space. To do this, we reviewed the output and outcomes to date, recommitted to our stated purpose, and set goals for how to produce tangible outcomes.

FIVE FOUNDATIONAL THEMES

  1. Increasing Black representation in our and other VC firms
  2. Increasing the number of Black founders we and other VCs back  
  3. Increasing the weight of Black employees in our and other VC backed companies
  4. Supporting Black GPs 
  5. Increasing the representation of Black or Black aligned LPs  

SESSION ONE

SESSION TWO