The Importance of Diversity in VR and Venture Capital

Maureen Fan, Baobab Studios

Maureen Fan, co-founder and CEO at Baobab Studios, shares how she and her team were intentional in recruiting a diverse cast for their films. Tech and gaming are two male-dominated industries, so when building out a new industry, like virtual reality, Fan shares how we have the opportunity to establish diversity and inclusion from the start. Pointing to a study conducted by Harvard, MIT and the Wharton School, Fan discusses how VCs favor men over women, even when using the exact same pitch deck. Fan encourages women to not only start their own companies, but to seek leadership roles in investment firms.