2020 VC Human Capital Survey
Venture capital diversity, equity, and inclusion
What does the venture capital (VC) industry workforce look like in terms of demographics? What is the current state of VC diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)? The VC Human Capital Survey, powered by Deloitte, National Venture Capital Association, and Venture Forward, answers these and other questions for VC firms seeking to expand the diversity of both their teams and portfolios.
About the VC Human Capital Survey, third edition
The third edition of our VC Human Capital Survey assesses the state of the US VC industry workforce, with a special focus on DEI. Results from this edition were benchmarked against findings from the first and second editions, which were originally conducted in 2016 and 2018. Conducted in 2020, this third edition requested firm demographic information (e.g., investment stage focus) and demographic information for each employee (e.g., gender and race). Additionally, firms were asked to provide information regarding their talent management practices and DEI programs.
While there have been other industry assessments of VC diversity, this survey provides a more holistic perspective. We gathered data from VC firms of all types and sizes, examined DEI for a variety of groups across all types of positions, and assessed firm talent management strategies.
2020 interactive dashboard results
In addition to the report, this dashboard provides information on:
- Who comprises the VC industry workforce, based on the firms surveyed
- Whether gender, ethnic, or age groups have differing experiences
- What firms are doing to enhance DEI
For optimal viewing, it’s recommended to view the dashboard on a desktop device.