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SXSW 2018

Return on Inclusion: Investing in Diverse Startups

A group of fund managers will discuss how investing in diverse startups can lead to greater financial success. Panelist will discuss the challenges that entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds face as they look to raise money and build their businesses, and will explore how startups can leverage their diverse perspective as a competitive advantage.

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  1. What perspective do you bring that allows you to spot investment opportunities that may be not obvious to other people?
  2. How many times have you, as a woman or person of color, run into issues pitching because traditional VCs don’t understand your idea or target audience
  3. What advice would you give to diverse startups who have a great business, but are having trouble getting funding?



Melissa Fisher, Comcast Corporation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced
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