While one part of our larger ESG policy, the five-year roadmap (available below) goes beyond simple compliance and instead aims to make DEI part of the DNA of Speedinvest. The strategy rests upon expanding our role as a leader in European VC by actively seeking out and developing relationships with underserved founder and investor networks, market segments and talent pools.View our Strategy
To receive Diversity VC Standard Level 2 certification, defined as "leading the way" in venture capital inclusivity, we implemented concrete policies and best practices to make Speedinvest more accessible and welcoming to people from people of all backgrounds.Read More
Launched in partnership with Albion VC to support the next generation of female SaaS entrepreneurs. Participants receive access to the networks, knowledge, and peer community needed to launch a SaaS company during an 8-week program delivered by leading operators & investors from major VC funds across Europe.
Speedinvest has pledged €3m to back emerging pre-seed and micro VCs, with at least 50% of the GPs being women or from other traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. By empowering first-time fund managers of diverse backgrounds and geographies through a hands-on learning curriculum focused on building and scaling a first-time fund, we’re bringing much-needed diversification to the tech investment ecosystem in Europe and emerging markets.
Speedinvest’s DEI strategy is based on actively tapping into the potential of historically underserved networks, specifically women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get info on events from Speedinvest and our partners that support these communities.
To prove our commitment to the very simple idea that all people deserve access to opportunity, we've taken a close look at ourselves and started making changes for the better.Read More