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Part 1 of our Venture Capital Human Capital report examined the race of individual founders and the racial composition of founding teams along with the age of founding teams and the number of founders per company.  The entire downloadable report is available here.

Below are some statistics and graphs of our data related to race of founders and the racial composition of founding teams.  This data is also broken down by state for California, Massachusetts and New York within the report.

Nationally, 87% of founders are white with over 12% Asian and less than 1% black.

racial demographics of founders and venture capital

Below is a breakdown of the racial composition of founding teams nationally along with median funding received by team.  As can be seen, All White teams are predominant in terms of the share of total, but All Asian teams raised the largest median funding rounds.

Download the entire Venture Capital Human Capital Report which examines the race of individual founders, the racial composition of founding teams as well as the age & experience and the number of founders per company receiving venture capital.

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founding team racial composition of venture capital backed companies

venture capital racial composition of founders and amount of funding