Driving innovation through diversity

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Diversity Initiative

The largest venture capital resource ever created to focus on underrepresented tech entrepreneurs, our Diversity Initiative ensures that people from a wide variety of backgrounds can access the business development programs, global network, technology expertise and brand capital their talents deserve.

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Update: Diversity Initiative passes $125M

Launched in 2015 to invest $125M over five years, our Diversity Initiative surpassed that target more than two years ahead of schedule while expanding the groups it targets.

How does the Diversity Initiative work?

We've prepared answers to frequently asked questions that'll help entrepreneurs understand the Diversity Initiative.

Learn more about Intel’s diversity and inclusion efforts

The Diversity Initiative complements Intel's $300M investment to encourage diversity at Intel and the technology industry at large.

Meet our starting portfolio of companies

Have an idea to change the world?

We welcome diverse teams and invite you to contact us at diversity.fund@intel.com.

Creating a more diverse field

What is the industry saying about diversity?

"Only 1% of venture-backed startup founders are black; Only 8% are female."
  CB Insights
"86% of all venture-funded businesses have no women in management positions." Babson College Diana Study
"The greater the number of diverse investors and entrepreneurs at the table, the greater capacity we have as a nation to innovate and bring the best ideas to bear." Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA

The Team