Diversity and inclusion are core values at ACME, both in the team members we hire and in the entrepreneurs we choose to fund. We are proud of our track record of supporting founders and recruiting and hiring candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and immigrants. We believe that no race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation has a monopoly on talented entrepreneurs, and we continually put our values into action through the companies and ideas we support.
We are proud of our track record of supporting Founders and recruiting and hiring candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and immigrants. In fact, since the launch of our latest fund in 2019, nearly 2/3 of our portfolio is comprised of companies in which at least one of the Founders is non-male and/or non-white. We didn’t arrive at these metrics based on a specific mandate. It’s what happens organically as a result of the diversity of our team.
THE ACME 1% PLEDGE
2020 was a year unlike any other. It exposed the fragility of our systems and highlighted the vast inequities in our society. Because we recognize that we have a responsibility to be a part of driving a change toward a more equal and resilient future, we created the ACME 1% Pledge to commit 1% of our carried interest to support philanthropic organizations chosen by each of our Founders.