Venture firms can do 2 simple things today to promote greater diversity, says a cofounder of the industry-leading organization for Black investors

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests have put a spotlight on systemic racism around the nation, including in the venture capital industry. Just 3% of venture partners and only 1% of venture-backed startup founders are Black. Venture firms can start to become more inclusive by taking two fairly simple steps, said Sydney Sykes, a cofounder of BLCK VC, an organization focused on promoting diversity in the industry. Firms can put diversity top-of-mind in everything they do, and they can start measuring how many Black people they are employing and funding, Sykes said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more

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