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Check out these links to learn more about what Northwestern Mutual is doing to support women and black entrepreneurs.

Investing in and Supporting Startups Founded by Women and Black Entrepreneurs
Female-founded startups receive less than three percent of the approximately $80 billion in venture capital annually, and Black founders receive less than one percent. As part of our ongoing commitment to women and diversity, Northwestern Mutual has dedicated a total of $40 million to investing in startup companies founded by women and Black entrepreneurs. This funding allocation will advance the company’s investment strategy of engaging startups whose technologies have the potential to transform how clients experience financial security, as well as increase focus on technological disruption. The investment criteria align with NM Future Ventures' key strategic areas of focus.

Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator® Powered by gener8tor
Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator® invests in up to ten companies per year (two cohorts of five) led by Black founders. In addition to a $100,000 investment, each participating startup will receive a concierge experience during the 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor and Northwestern Mutual will support the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, industry experts, angel investors and venture capitalists.