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Second Annual Diverse VC Salon: Introducing Underrepresented Founders to Private Capital Impact Funds

Annie Olszewski July 13, 2022

A reprise of our 2021 series, ICM invites diverse founders to pitch our partners and hear straight from impact funds. We know that women, Black, Latino and Indigenous founders receive significantly less funding than their white male counterparts, and these statistics continue to astound even after years of public commitments by fund managers to do better. During this networking event, underrepresented social entrepreneurs seeking “market rate” VC capital will have the opportunity to leapfrog the “warm intro” and pitch directly to ICM member fund GPs for relationship building and valuable feedback. This year, we extend a special invitation to founders with business solutions that make women’s lives better – including but not limited to, expanding access to reproductive health products and services.  



Meta Themes

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Power and Capital


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Access to capital for underrepresented founders.


  • Asset Managers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)


  • NameEmma Sissman
  • TitleDirector
  • OrganizationSJF Ventures
  • StatusInvited
  • NameMarieke Spence
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationImpact Capital Managers
  • StatusInvited
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