Serena Williams has a made a name for herself as one of the most successful tennis players of all time. However, what often gets overlooked is her success off the court. Outside the tennis world, the 23-time Grand Slam champion is a highly successful venture capitalist and recently opened up about how her firm has made a difference in society.
Serena Ventures is an investment company focused on early Internet and mobile investments.
Williams founded her own venture capital firm in 2014. Thanks to her natural charisma and expertise, the company has seen massive growth and is proud of who their investments are. Aside from being a business, Serena refuses to run it for profits as they believe business should be a means to help others survive
Serena Williams points out a major difference between venture capitalists.
Serena Williams recently talked to The People about her company, Serena Ventures. She said that being a woman-owned business is a distinct quality of the company.
What did Williams say??
“We invest in women, people of color, and people of color,” she said.
She went ahead with the conversation and detailed the concept of ‘diversity’ in other venture capital firms.
The CEO of Serena Ventures said “a lot of these companies talk about diversity, but they just talk about it.” If a company is really committed to diversity, then the CEO believes that action should be taken.