How will you evaluate the funds seeking funding from Screendoor?
Evaluation criteria will include a review of investment thesis; relevance of the GP(s) and investment team experience; ethics that are consistent with Screendoor’s commitment to being a supportive member of the technology community; and investment track record to date (if available).
How are investment decisions made?
Screendoor investment decisions will be made by its Investment Committee, which is composed of representatives from both the venture capital and institutional investor coalition. Investments will be made on a rolling basis.
Screendoor says it’s focused on ‘underrepresented’ groups. Can you be more specific?
The majority of venture capital today is in the hands of men, specifically those from Caucasian or Asian backgrounds. Individuals outside of these demographics are quantitatively underrepresented in our industry. That said, we understand that identity is a broad and complex conversation and don’t want to preclude applicants from helping us understand why their background would help Screendoor accomplish its mission. Accordingly we welcome interest from all emerging managers.