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Our Commitment

Equal Opportunity
and Inclusion

Talent is everywhere. Let's open our doors to it.

Oliver Holle
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
2020 shined an ugly spotlight on systemic inequality around the world and our industry is not immune. VC is a fast-paced business. For years, the go-to way to quickly seal a competitive deal or hire a new team member has been to primarily work with people who your industry friends can vouch for.

The problem: These networks of convenience have become increasingly isolated and difficult to break into. If we don't actively open our doors to the talented people who for years have been stuck on the outside looking in, how can they get the chance they deserve to make their mark?

The current system isn't only unfair. We're missing great opportunities. Nobody wins.

Speedinvest has built a reputation on challenging the status quo in our industry when it's needed. For us, this is an opportunity to fight for change that will benefit everyone - founders, VCs, LPs, the world. That said, we know we too have a lot of work ahead of us. We're not perfect but committed to doing our part. We hope you'll join us!

Our Equal Opportunity and Inclusion (EOI) Strategy

While one part of our larger ESG policy, this five-year roadmap goes beyond simple compliance and instead aims to make EOI 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.

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The Diversity VC Standard

To receive Diversity VC Standard certification, we implemented concrete policies and best practices to make Speedinvest more accessible and welcoming to people from people of all backgrounds.

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SoftBank + Speedinvest

Led by SoftBank Investment Advisers and Speedinvest, Emerge brings together a coalition of top tier investors from across Europe to support and lead Seed rounds in the most talented underrepresented founders across the continent.

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Strategic Partnerships

Speedinvest’s EOI 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.

Would you like to partner with us? Reach out at eoi@speedinvest.com.

Deepali Nangia
Venture Partner
Female Founder Outreach
Speedinvest is happy to work with Deepali Nangia to help drive our outreach to underrepresented entrepreneurs, especially within the female founder community.

An outspoken advocate, recognition for her work includes the UK Business Angels Association’s Investor of the Year 2021 award, holding a place on Innovate Finance’s list of Top 35 Women in Fintech 2021, and Diversity UK’s list of Top 5 Investors 2020.

“The Speedinvest team wants to make diversity part of their DNA. Having such support from the top down makes all the difference in bringing systemic change to the VC industry.”

Would you like to join us?

Click here to get in touch with Deepali

Talent is Everywhere.
Let's open our doors to it.

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.

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