2:45 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

City View - SOMA

Pride and Profit: Funding Opportunities and Challenges Across the LGBTQ+ Founding Landscape
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LGBTQ+ founders frequently find themselves outside the circles of connection and acceptance when seeking venture capital. The landscape is fraught with exclusion, and the path to raising capital is often blocked when no lead investor emerges. Despite significant challenges, the LGBTQ+ startup community is growing and making strides.

Panel topics:
• Unlocking strong financial returns for investors, founders and advisors
• Increasing founder and team diversity
• Improving access to economic mobility and income across the LGBTQ+ community


Scott Nance

Vice President, Impact Investing

Fidelity Charitable

William Burckart


Colorful Capital

Megan Kashner

Co-Founder | Professor

Colorful Capital | Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Univ.

AJ DeLeon



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