A grassroots community of LGBTQ+ VCs & angel investors in the UK. Building relationships and driving change in the industry.
Everyone should have the freedom to be open about who they are at work. For many queer investors and founders today, this doesn't seem possible. We create a supportive, friendly atmosphere for people to be themselves.
Investors are all on too many Whatsapp groups or Slacks where few actually know anyone. We're intentionally small and intimate, so you're more likely to make real connections & relationships with other great people.
Our industry needs change and we're seeking to use our positions and networks together for positive change. We want to support LGBTQ+ founders and investors.
Our community lives and dies by being filled with amazing and kind people - we have zero tolerace for unkindness, prejudice or anything that makes another member uncomfortable.
The first data set on UK LGBTQ+ founders and VCs. Ever. Original research incepted, designed & powered by Proud Ventures with anonymous data and stories nonymous stories shared by LGBTQ+ founders in the UK. Also includes 5 actionable recommendations for every investor across 4 themes of data findings.
From managing partners at Tier 1 funds to exited founder-angels to first-year analysts, our breadth and shared community
is our secret sauce. Below are just a few of the funds our investors are at:
Just reach out, we’re always around to answer any questions.contact us
Apply to become a member of Proud Ventures. We are an intentionally small and intimate community for amazing LGBTQ+ investors of any kind based in the UK. Apply below to join our waiting list for new members:
Submit your deck and a few details below about your startup. Every few weeks we will circulate relevant companies internally and seek to use our networks to connect LGBTQ+ founders to investors in our network: