Accelerating access and social mobility for all Angelenos in LA's tech and VC sectors.

PledgeLA is a collective of LA-based tech companies and venture capital firms working to create measurable change. To build a tech sector that will truly reflect the diversity of Los Angeles, we focus on:

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Providing organizations with aligned community engagement experiences and vetted resources to help them set and achieve goals around diversity and social impact.

DIVERSITY & EQUITY

Connecting civic, private sector, and non-profit partners to increase access to jobs and capital for underrepresented communities.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Fostering a true committment to accountability – our members participate in annual company and staff-level surveys to help track LA’s progress and challenges.

Surveying the Landscape

We release annual, action-oriented reports that measure LA’s progress towards increasing diversity, equity, and community engagement. Check out some highlights from our 2020 survey below, or click below to dig in to the complete data:

Gender in LA Tech
PledgeLA tech companies are demonstrating at the employee and manager levels.
Still, women in LA tech are paid earned by a man.

Take Action
Develop transparent compensation plans that are well-understood by your team.

RACE IN LA TECH
PledgeLA tech companies have a of employees and leaders from under-represented backgrounds when compared to Silicon Valley.
Most white employees in LA tech were while most people of color applied via the company website.

Take Action
Track applicant data to look for trends/outcomes. Broaden your networks to attract LA talent missing from your team.

RACE IN LA TECH
PledgeLA tech companies have a of employees and leaders from under-represented backgrounds when compared to Silicon Valley.
Most white employees in LA tech were while most people of color applied via the company website.

Take Action
Track applicant data to look for trends/outcomes. Broaden your networks to attract LA talent missing from your team.

ACCESS TO LA VENTURE CAPITAL
While PledgeLA VCs are — women still make up just 18% of total investments.
6% of PledgeLA-backed founders are Latinx, 7% are Black, and 26% are Asian

Take Action
Link up with accelerators and organizations that support diverse founders. Track and measure portfolio diversity.

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