Hi Praveen, racism, sexism and other forms of systemic discrimination have kept out a lot of people from opportunity and wealth throughout history. Generally those systems (including the Venture Capital system) have privileged one type of demographic over others. It is difficult to see that if you are part of the group that is privileged. There is countless data around this, I will likely write a future post showing that data. This post here is focused on my own experience and sharing with others how they might correct some of these systemic issues.