June 5, 2023
NEW YORK, NY — The LGBT+ VC Summit, presented by LGBT+ VC, a global nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQIA+ prosperity, is thrilled to announce the lineup of keynote speakers who will be sharing their insights and expertise at the historic event. Day One of its summit, taking place on June 20, will bring together thought leaders from the venture capital industry and the LGBTQ+ community to discuss what's new, now, and next for tech and finance.
The inaugural Summit will feature a keynote conversation with David Karp, founder and former CEO of Tumblr, one of the “queerest social media platforms.” David Karp will share their personal journey, startup experiences, and the importance of LGBTQIA+ investment. Joining them on stage will be investor and LGBT+ VC co-founder, Tiana Tukes, who will facilitate an engaging discussion on topics including tech’s role in advocacy, the New York venture ecosystem, and the broader innovation economy.
In addition to the keynote conversation, the summit will host a diverse range of speakers who will contribute their insights on various aspects of investment in LGBTQ-led ingenuity and tech-enabled innovation.
These include leaders from premier venture capital firms, successful LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, and advocates for LGBTQ+ rights in the business world. The discussions will cover topics such as family tech, sports, generative artificial intelligence, fund formation, and the role of venture capital in driving LGBTQIA+ prosperity.
"We are excited to bring together influential voices from the LGBTQ+ community and the venture capital industry at our inaugural Summit–a first in the world'' said Jackson Block, co-founder of LGBT+ VC. "This Summit signals to financial markets that all LGBTQIA+ people deserve dignity, equality, and investment. But most importantly, it is a promise to our youth that every LGBTQIA person is worthy of investment.”
The LGBT+ VC Summit is proud to be supported by Amazon and Amazon Web Service. Thanks to their generosity, there are a few freemium spots available.
Passes and tickets for the LGBT+ VC Summit are available now at https://www.lgbtvc.org/programs/summit. Join the programming for insightful conversations, meaningful networking, and inspiration as we shape the future of investment together.
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About the LGBT+ VC Summit
The LGBT+ VC Summit (June 19th - 23rd) convenes LGBTQ+ and ally leaders from the technology and venture capital industries to discuss what's new, now, and next. The Summit is a platform for thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities, and knowledge sharing to inspire LGBTQ+ and ally individuals in their investment journeys.
About the 2023 LGBT+ VC Summit Partners
The 2023 LGBT+ VC Summit is presented by LGBT+ VC and is proud to have the support of our partners, including Amazon Web Services.
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About LGBT+ VC:
LGBT+ VC is the first nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to LGBTQ and ally venture capital community. The nonprofit is creating a global network for thousands of LGBTQ and ally investors by 2030. Investors Jackson Block and Tiana Tukes co-founded LGBT+ VC to support LGBTQIA+ prosperity. To learn more about their educational programs and support the charity, visit lgbtvc.org
David Karp, Founder & Former CEO of Tumblr, ally and friend of LGBT+ VC
David Karp is a New York City native, attending the Bronx High School Science before dropping out at age 15. In 2005, at age 19, Karp started his own development agency, Davidville. In 2007, his team launched Tumblr, the home and platform for more than 200 million creators and one of the “queerest social media platforms.” In 2013, Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion. Previous work includes Frederator Studios, UrbanBaby, Davidville and Tumblr.