Most founders don’t think about building a diverse network when they are building their professional networks, and this has huge consequences throughout the life cycle of a startup.
Diversity Debt: How Much Does Your Startup Have?
Andrea Barrica

they don’t think about it because in most cases the people they are looking to fund and support their company is not identifying it as a critical issue.

people do what they are incentivized to do, goals need to be aligned to get specific outcomes, so it is abundantly clear that diversity is not perceived as something that can add value to the company and to the investors return