Increasing Investment in Diverse Victorian founders

Rampersand is an Australian venture capital firm investing in the best Australian technology founders and teams. They are committed to helping startups become major global leaders.

Through LaunchVic's tenth funding round, Rampersand received funding to develop a program to increase investment in diverse Victorian founders. Underfunding Diverse founders by VCs inhibits the success of the entire startup ecosystem. This program will identify and educate Diverse founders through events and a structured mentoring program. Where possible, Rampersand will bring these founders into their investment pipeline or other VCs with a view to securing investment. Through this program, Rampersand will also analyse and diagnose points where founders drop out of the process and publish and promote the findings to encourage greater investment into Diverse founders across the VC ecosystem.

Note: Diverse means, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, geographic location (regional Victoria), physical/cognitive ability or attributes.

If you are a Diverse Founder who is interested in this program, please contact Rampersand.