By Geri Stengel via https://www.forbes.com/
Unicorns were once mythical in the tech world. In recent years, more and more companies have achieved billion-dollar valuation, which qualifies them for unicorn status. However, you rarely see founders who break the typical profile—male; white; headquartered in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston; holding an Ivy League degree; and having cofounders.
Venture capitalists have a type. Few look beyond stereotypes. VCs limit who is recognized as an innovator and what needs are being addressed by startups. This will limit the economic recovery to the same cast of characters we’ve had for decades, and disparities will continue to grow.
To understand the potential of breaking the mold, venture capitalists…