We are thrilled to announce a National Partnership with All Raise, a new nonprofit organization on a mission to accelerate the success of female founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future.
This partnership solidifies our commitment to work closely with All Raise to develop programming that delivers on their vision: to realize a world where the venture-backed tech ecosystem is driven by a diverse group of leaders.
M12 is deeply committed to realizing greater gender equity amongst the funded startup community and hosted our second Female Founders Competition Finals in March. We’ll soon be announcing the four winners of our joint investment of $6 million in partnership with Mayfield and Melinda Gates’s Pivotal Ventures. But in an environment where companies with at least one female founder received only 12% of all U.S. venture capital funding in 2019, we need to join forces with partners like All Raise to collectively enact cultural change in the tech industry.