Diversity and Inclusion Policy
At Acrobator, we believe not only that great companies can come from anywhere, but that great people do too. As an early-stage fund, we can shape a more diverse and inclusive future through the way we invest and build our own firm. Building a diverse team, and a team that values the importance of diversity makes us a better investor, employer, and partner for our entrepreneurs. These values are fundamental to everything we do, including but not limited to our experts and advisors selection, recruitment and retention, investment strategy, and our involvement in the wider community.
We seek to identify and select a diverse set of people affiliated to our fund and provide a fair and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities for all people we work with. We encourage respectful communication, cooperation, teamwork, and participation with representation across all groups. We treat employees, experts and advisors, investors, entrepreneurs, and people we interact with fairly and ethically, regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnicity, religion, culture, or sexual orientation. We believe this is key and fundamental to the principles of ethical business. Therefore we expect the same from others, including, but not limited to, our investors, other investment firms, and of course, the entrepreneurs and businesses we invest in. Acrobator will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or victimization.
We provide hands-on support and mentorship to help our portfolio companies develop their own diversity policies and initiatives, as we do with any other area involved in scaling a business where our expertise allows for it. With the introduction of this policy, we will be requiring any portfolio company, where we are the lead investor, to have their own official diversity policy in place within six months of our investment or before their next round of financing. We are committed to providing whatever support is necessary to ensure this happens.
As a firm at the beginning of its journey, we draw inspiration from other institutions we hold in high esteem. This D&I policy is inspired by Atomico's policy and their work on diversity. Click here
for their report and method of integrating a workable D&I framework with an organization. Furthermore, Acrobator is a founding member of Fundright.nl
, an initiative by Techleap.nl
to drive more equity towards female and mixed-gender founding teams.
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