The only way to change the face of risk capital — angel investing, venture capital investing, private equity, investment banking, etc. — is to change the “faces” of risk capital, i.e., the people who invest.
And one of the most obvious ways to do that is to hire a more diverse pool of venture associates. But, you can’t hire them, if the talent pipeline is empty. So we decided to start doing more about that problem in Texas.
In the “spirit of crawl before you walk, walk before you run,” we piloted a program this Spring, with underwriting and significant in-kind support from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Capital Factory.
The program – the “Bridge Venture Fellows” – provided an accelerated introduction into venture investing with a select group (20 from a pool of 162 applicants) desiring to explore a career in risk capital investing.
If you would like a copy of the 2022 Bridge Venture Fellowship Resume Book, please click on the image to download. BroadBrush Ventures is proud to have sponsored the inaugural program.
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