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There is no easy fix for the industry’s lack of diversity. Here are six things GPs and LPs are doing to open their doors wider to under-represented groups.
Gen Isayama, World Innovation Lab, Japan
World Innovation Lab focuses on spinning out start-ups from Japan’s largest companies.
The early-stage VC will also expand its geographic reach by investing in African companies for the first time.
The Austin-based VC raised capital across three funds, including an opportunity fund.
New fund to focus on financial services, healthtech and e-commerce.
The Dubai-based venture capital fund will focus on blockchain companies in the United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East.
Investment in healthcare deals has surged during the pandemic, topping $133 billion last year.
Texas flag
Texas companies attracted a record $40 billion in venture last year, more than twice the amount VCs invested the prior year, according to PitchBook.
Founder Magnus Grimeland said regulations are easing in many emerging markets, making it simpler for founders to start businesses.
The growth fund, called Ignite, will invest in both existing portfolio companies and new opportunities.

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