SoftBank Investment Advisers (SoftBank) and Speedinvest are together launching SoftBank Vision Fund Emerge accelerator in Europe. The programme aims to promote diversity in tech by connecting underrepresented founders with the capital, tools, and networks needed to help scale their businesses.
Catherine Lenson, Managing Partner & CHRO at SoftBank Investment Advisers, says, “As an industry, we’re missing out on the diverse perspectives that drive true innovation, because of a lack of representation. Our first Emerge founder cohort showed the depth of untapped talent and inspired us to explore ways to do even more through the program. We are proud to be partnering with many of Europe’s most progressive investors and are excited to work with some of the region’s most visionary founders.”