Venture capital, tech and the diversity problem

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Major tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter have all launched special initiatives to increase diversity in the tech industry, but there’s also still the issue of diversity in the world of venture capital.

African Americans make up around 13 percent of the U.S. population, but in the world of venture capital and tech startups, their numbers fall well below 1%.

CCTV’s Mark Niu filed this report from San Francisco.

Venture capital, tech and the diversity problem

Venture capital, tech and the diversity problem

Major tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter have all launched special initiatives to increase diversity in the tech industry, but there's also still the issue of diversity in the world of venture capital. African Americans make up around 13% of the U.S. population, but in the world of venture capital and startups, their numbers fall well below 1%, as CCTV's Mark Niu filed this report from San Francisco.


Denmark West on African American run startups

CCTV America was joined by Denmark West, Operations Specialist at K1 Investment Management, LLC, and adviser at Unified Media, Inc. and Motif Investing Inc.

Denmark West on African American startups

Denmark West on African American startups

For more on this topic, CCTV America is joined by Denmark West, Operations Specialist at K1 Investment Management, LLC, advisor of Unified Media, Inc. and Motif Investing Inc.