Redfin partners with VC firms to diversify startup boards

  • Publicly funded companies and venture capital firms have made progress in hiring more diverse boards -- but startups are behind.
  • A Redfin partnership with several venture capital firms will encourage startups to make at least one board seat available to a diverse candidate within two years of receiving funding.

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the problems plaguing Uber, then you already know that the technology industry has a diversity problem — and that board members contribute to attitudes that permeate every company.