Racial & Social Justice
We believe our mission — to invest in powerful, positive change that endures — begins with each of us. Responsible innovation is at the heart of our mission, our relationships, and our approach to investing in and building businesses. We believe that for companies to endure, they must continue to innovate and align with the long-term interests of society, and that includes reflecting the diversity and talent of the people that comprise it.
The GC team embraces our responsibility to create a sense of belonging for all races, genders, and backgrounds across our industry, while bearing in mind that as a firm, we must also create greater access — to capital, to the critical resources that transform an idea into a sustainable business, and to mentorship which plays an important role in understanding and creating transparency around the capital-raising process itself.
To that end, GC is developing and implementing a plan with sustainable actions and outcomes to combat racism, promote diversity, and create greater access, inclusion, and equal opportunity at our firm, our portfolio companies, and in our industry. In doing so, we are taking a hard look at our own investment practices while listening, assessing, and ultimately taking action to facilitate advancement in these important areas in partnership with our limited partners and portfolio companies who are equally committed to positive change.
Together, we have the collective power and opportunity to alter the fabric of venture and tech today to reflect the talent and diversity of our greater society. We remain steadfast in our commitment to make progress and improve access and participation in the weeks, months, and years to come. Here are the initial commitments we are making as part of a broader plan.