Investment & Inclusion Series | Emerging Fund Managers: Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM) (EST)


We’re running this panel as an ONLINE event via Zoom. We’ll email the Zoom link to 

all the registrants shortly before the event starts. 

Any questions, please email 

Emerging Fund Managers, or those managers who generally have less than $100M under management, 

are managing fewer than three institutional funds, and focused on early or seed-stage ventures, 

have become one of the fastest-growing segments in the venture capital industry. 

Many of these managers come from diverse backgrounds and/or are interested in investing in 

diverse founders. Our conversation will highlight the opportunities and challenges faced by 

emerging fund managers as they aim to diversify the venture capital funding landscape.

This open & ‘imperfect’ conversation is calling in all investors, entrepreneurs and community 

builders who want to support a more diverse and equitable startup ecosystem. We understand 

diversity reflects more than race and gender and strive to be inclusive of other communities 

that have been systemically denied access.

This event is part of a series of conversations curated by The Capital Network & The Venture 

Capital Inclusion Lab titled: Investment and Inclusion - Effective Approaches and Practices. 

From pipeline, portfolio and performance, this Series will explore how investors can create a 

more diverse portfolio that will support underrepresented founders while growing their returns. 

We will look at the data, strategies and DEI best practices around doing so and look to experts 

who have achieved this.

Want to collaborate /sponsor this series of conversations? 

Please email us at for more details!



Moderator: Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Director of Venture Capital Inclusion Lab; Prof at Brown University; Co-Academic Director, IE Brown EMBA

Vonetta Young

Advisor, Investment Readiness + Fund Formation

Gina Kirch

Founding Partner at The Venture Collective (TVC)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM) (EST)
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