Warrior Report: State of the Underdog 2019

The first singular report that fully analyzes why a gulf still exists for women, people of color and non-traditional entrepreneurs. Unlike other attempts, we look at the life circumstances, race and background of those writing checks to build a roadmap for more underdogs to win. Most of our society and the world’s people are not the result of incredible privilege.

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Warrior Report: State of the Underdog 2019

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Women and People of Color Are Founding More Companies

Four out of every 10 businesses in the U.S. are owned or co-owned by women.

Furthermore, since 2007, we’ve seen a 58 percent increase in women-owned businesses.

In 2017, there were roughly 1,821 net new companies launched by women, and
women of color launched 64 percent of those businesses.

More People of Color are Becoming Venture Capitalists in Existing or New Firms

The percentage of venture capitalists of color is drastically low.

Only 22 percent of the entire venture capital workforce identifies as non-white —
which includes investment partners, principals who may become investors, other professionals and administrative staff.

What’s promising, however, is the increase in investment power for VCs of color. In 2018, roughly $370 million was raised or planned by African American venture capitalists.

Additionally, more venture capitalists of color are circumnavigating the traditional firms and launching their own funds, and more organizations are focused specifically on supporting the underdog entrepreneur. We sourced ten such firms for this report.

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