Convened by an alliance between LA’s venture capital community, Annenberg Foundation, and the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, PledgeLA is a collective call for change in the tech industry and a commitment to better reflect, support, and leverage the creativity and diversity that is Los Angeles. This coalition of tech industry leaders seeks to positively contribute to the prosperity of all Angelenos and lead the industry into a new dawn of equity and inclusion. Read the announcement »
Know the Facts
We recognize our region and industry faces no shortage of pressing challenges. As a coalition of tech leaders, we see these as our greatest opportunities for impact:
of VC investment partners identify as African-American or Latino.
of VC investment partners are women.
of VC funded companies are led by women or people of color.
L.A.’s rank among the most economically unequal regions in the U.S.
of Angelenos identify as a person of color.
dollars raised by LA regional venture capital in 2017.
L.A.’s rank among metro areas in number of engineers trained.
L.A.’s rank for new business launches.
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