Intel Capital Expands Diversity Fund
New Diversity Fund leaders Trina Van Pelt and Christine Herron also announced all Intel Capital investors will scout and bring forward startups led by diverse teams and will encourage existing portfolio companies to support diversity. And, in a further demonstration of Intel’s commitment to diversity, Herron noted more than 60 percent of the new startups in the Intel Education Accelerator program are led by women and/or underrepresented minorities.
During a panel discussion moderated by Ubergizmo Co-Founder Eliane Fiolet, the leaders of the Diversity Fund and several Intel Capital portfolio CEOs discussed progress made and obstacles remaining to greater diversity in the tech industry since the fund’s launch in June 2015. A webcast of the discussion will be available at https://www.intelportfolio.com/globalsummit/highlights.aspx.