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Small Venture Firm, Big Mission: Diversity | USA Today

Precursor Ventures is not yet a big name in venture capital, but it’s taking on a big mission: Making sure more entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds get an equal shot at venture capital dollars and their Silicon Valley dreams.

For decades Silicon Valley has been known for its racial and gender gap. It’s only in recent years that the technology industry has begun to try to close it. Nowhere is the lack of diversity more pronounced than in venture capital, a clubby profession dominated by white men who, by and large, fund very few start-ups founded by underrepresented minorities and women.

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