Diversity – A Strong Ingredient in FinTech’s Rise

Plenty of articles stress the need for or lack of diversity in the startup world, but without specific evidence, that argument might fall flat with some audiences. Using the positive trends of our 2016 and 2017 portfolio companies, we offer several examples of success that back up the claim that diversity benefits founders of all backgrounds.

The Venture Center (VC) FinTech Accelerator portfolio is made up of an encouragingly diverse set of founders. Our 2017 batch of FinTech startups consisted of 60% minority and women-led (CEO) founding teams coming from across the US and world and bringing with them a variety of perspectives that transcended the financial industry.

VC FinTech is an on-site accelerator program that brings together startup founders for 12 weeks in Little Rock, Arkansas each s ...

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