Democratizing Investment Opportunities

Jan 13, 11:00 PM
From fund managers and accredited investors to startup founders and their boards, diversity has been severely lacking in the venture capital community since inception. As a result, the US has lost billions of dollars of untapped economic opportunity and sidelined immense amounts of valuable human capital.

In this episode, Mariah Lichtenstern, Emerging Manager and Founding Partner of DiverseCity Ventures, joins us to talk about the work she has done over the course of her career and, more recently as an Aspen Tech Policy fellow, to address these challenges around equitable access to capital. 

This episode is packed full of information and resources and infused with Mariah’s positive, empowering and solution-oriented approach to creating a better future. Her message of “diversity includes you” provides space for us all to come together and build companies and communities that embrace diverse perspectives and truly create a rising tide that lifts all boats.

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If this episode inspires you to be part of the movement, and you believe, like me, that entrepreneurs are the answer to our future, message me so we can join forces to support building truly great companies in our region. 

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 Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur that has experience growing companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He is currently the CDO and founder of HaneyBiz 
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