If we want to foster an inclusive and equitable industry, women and URMs need to be included in the wealth creation of successful companies. There is a virtuous cycle to capital in Silicon Valley: many of the proceeds from exits fund the next generation of technology and innovation. The myriad downstream effects of being on the cap table — taking risk, angel investing⁴, starting a VC firm, bootstrapping a start-up, funding political campaigns — magnify influence and shape the products and power structures of Silicon Valley. The major shareholders of successful start-ups get the privilege of building institutions that define the next generation of the industry. And as technology has an increasingly global footprint, this influence shapes the entire world.