The Inclusion Premium: How Smart Investors Manage Risk & Returns

Learn how inclusion premium thinking can help you manage risks and rewards across your venture capital or angel investment portfolio.

About this Event

How do smart investors manage venture capital risk today in the frothy VC investing environment? Research demonstrates managing early stage investments through an “inclusion lens” can create double digit financial outperformance–but how can you use this in your portfolio construction now?

You’ll learn the latest research on where early stage venture is paying off, including deep dives into actual case study’s from Valor Ventures own portfolio.

You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of why Investment themes of access, inclusion, racial and gender equality, and technological empowerment present some of most attractive business growth opportunities in history. Financial inclusion is an enabler for 7 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The World Bank Group identified financial inclusion as a key enabler to boost shared prosperity.

Expect lively conversation and Q&A as we discuss how these themes are playing in early-stage venture capital at this educational private seminar specifically for investors with family offices, foundations or significant private capital.

About Your Seminar Leader:

Lisa Calhoun, Founding General Partner, Valor Ventures

Based in Atlanta, Lisa is a 4th generation entrepreneur and Kauffman Fellow. She is a serial founder who has been active in 3 dozen software acquisitions and is the first woman to launch a venture capital firm in Georgia.

Lisa created Startup Runway, the largest pitch event for underrepresented founders in the country, and has spoken on access, inclusion and innovation for VentureBeat, Women Who Code, and the Woodruff.

Her firm, Valor, currently invests out of Fund 2, the Financial Inclusion Fund, and is a recognized thought leader nationally on inclusion lens performance.


+ Breakfast is served.

+ Dress is California casual.

+ No cost for foundations and family offices to attend.

+No photos or social media permitted for attendee comfort and privacy.

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