PledgeLA sponsors annual, anonymized reports that measure access to capital in the Los Angeles venture capital ecosystem. Our partner research team at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs carefully analyzes public investment data to create one of the most comprehensive regional analyses of portfolio diversity in the nation.
2023 Venture Data Report: Key Findings
Explore The Report
Take a look at the summary findings, methodology, and more in our report linked below:
50 in 5: A Benchmark for LA
We’ve set a goal to focus the Los Angeles venture capital ecosystem on increasing access to capital for underrepresented founders – 50 in 5.
In 5 years, by 2028, 50% of all LA venture capital dollars will go to companies led by women, Black, and Latinx founders.
Progress: In 2022, 30% of all LA venture dollars reached companies led by these founders, up from 29% the previous year.
Our Past Reports
What We Track
Venture Portfolio Diversity
- Race/Ethnicity of Founder/Co-Founder
- Gender of Founder/Co-Founder
- Company Location
Founders Access to Capital
- Median Check Size (Comparative Race and Gender Analysis)
Venture Firm Data
- Assets Under Management
- Round Size (Comparative Race and Gender Analysis)
- Investment Pattern by Type (Diversity Thesis, POC-Led, Traditional)