Diversity is critical to the competitiveness of the U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystem. Venture capital investors support entrepreneurs by investing capital and resources to build the next-generation of innovative companies. Leveraging the potential of a diversity of investors and entrepreneurs is key to the advancement of innovation.

The NVCA-Deloitte Human Capital Survey was designed to capture critical data on the workforce at venture capital (VC) firms, and develop a baseline understanding of demographics within the VC industry. This dashboard does more than report survey results. The survey is intended to be an educational resource for venture capital firms to understand how to expand the diversity of their teams and portfolio. We collected data from over 200 US firms representing over 3,000 employees.


Since NVCA and Deloitte’s first iteration of the survey in 2016, we’ve seen increased attention and urgency to the need for a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem. We want you to be part of the change, and hope you’ll help us to measure progress in the industry by completing the 2018 survey.

Only with your help can we shape a more inclusive and competitive venture industry. We look forward to your participation and sharing the results of the survey with you!


This dashboard provides those results and allows you to explore:

  • Who works in the VC industry
  • Whether gender, ethnic, or age groups have differing experiences
  • What firms are doing to enhance diversity and inclusion

Our findings indicate that firms have the power to change the diversity story. Use the button below to launch the dashboard and begin exploring.

In addition to the dashboard, NVCA and the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion developed a written report to dive deeper into the numbers and draw out key insights on what steps can be taken to create a more inclusive venture capital industry.