View results from the Human Capital Survey
Great teams are critical to the competitiveness of the US startup ecosystem, and team diversity and inclusion are key components of optimizing outcomes for venture capital (VC) firms and startups. 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 second edition of the NVCA-Deloitte Human Capital Survey was designed to capture critical data on the workforce at VC firms and benchmark against the findings from the 2016 survey, as well as better understand the latest demographics within the VC industry. This dashboard does more than report survey results. The survey is intended to be an educational resource for VC firms to understand how to expand the diversity of their teams and portfolio. We collected data from over 200 US firms representing over 2,700 employees.
This dashboard provides those results and allows you to explore:
Use the navigation buttons to the left to begin exploring. Read the survey FAQs to learn more about who was surveyed and how the study was conducted.
More information about how to interpret this data:
As you apply filters, the number in the sample you are looking at will include only those filters selected. For example, if you select “West” for region and “Asian” for Race/Ethnicity, you will only see data for those employees located in the West who are Asian. The 4% Female Investment Partner or Equivalent means that of Investment Partners or Equivalent located in the West, who are also Asian, 4% are female. For additional questions or media inquiries, contact email@example.com.
Over 200 firms participated in the study, providing information regarding over 2,700 employees. Below find information regarding the firms that participated.
Women make up nearly half of the VC workforce. Use this page to explore their representation in investment and partner positions across the industry.
Use the filters to explore the percentage of women at various levels in the VC industry.
Racial/ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the VC industry. Use this page to explore their representation in investment and partner positions across the industry.
Use the filters to explore the percentage of racial minorities at various levels in the VC industry.
Millennials are increasingly organizational decision- and change-makers.
Use the filters to explore their representation in investment and partner positions across the industry.
Most research on the VC industry has only looked at investment professionals. We looked at the composition of the entire workforce, including support positions that are critical to firms' success.
Use the filters to explore the demographic breakdown in various functions in the VC industry.
Based on firm talent management practices, what works when it comes to driving D&I? Use our predictive tool to learn more.
Select firm characteristics and see how representation changes.
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