A Shift Toward InclusionOct 21, 2020
Alice Vilma, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Multicultural Innovation Lab, writes that the venture capital landscape has been fundamentally altered, but it might be more inclusive now than before.
"At Morgan Stanley, we connect capital to ideas so that businesses can grow, new products can be created, and communities can thrive. Even in today’s well developed markets, access to capital is uneven, and investors miss opportunities to fund potentially successful ventures in underserved populations. Through our inclusive access and opportunity initiative, we aim to help broaden access to capital for multicultural and female innovators, and spotlight others who are succeeding in investing in this space.”
- James P. Gorman, Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley
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