Meet Our 2022 PledgeLA Summer VC Interns

Big news! We’re thrilled to announce the 2022 cohort of the fourth-annual PledgeLA Summer VC Internship program – our largest ever! This year, 19 interns will go through intensive venture capital training with our partners at HBCUvc followed by full-time placement at 17 LA-based VC firms and accelerators, including M13Slauson & Co.75 & SunnyBackstage CapitalMaC Venture CapitalVamosVentures, and more!

"Our fourth-annual internship program is a core part of PledgeLA’s work to build a more diverse and inclusive venture ecosystem in Los Angeles. This summer, after a competitive selection process, we are excited to welcome our largest cohort to date – 19 inspiring and impact-driven interns matched at 17 partner firms. The 2022 PledgeLA VC Intern cohort represents incredible leaders that bring experience in policy, cleantech, entrepreneurship, and more. Of this group, 63% are women, 90% identify as people of color, and 53% are first-generation college students."
Chelsea Burwell
Communications Manager, HBCUvc

Join us in welcoming and congratulating our 2022 cohort: