• Pluralizing the Archetype of Genius

    Visible Figures is the largest network of venture-backed Black women founders and investors.

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​We Are Changing Paradigms

Visible Figures ($2.1B in collective capital raised) was formed in 2017 by Stephanie VanPutten in response to the digitalundivided Project Diane 2016 report that found only ~12 Black women in the world had raised $1M+ in venture capital. Her intuition that these women needed to know and support each other led to the formation of the network. 

Through private events, promotion, and a highly curated rolodex of members and partners, Visible Figures serves women and non-binary executives in rarefied air tasked with the unique challenge of raising, managing, and growing institutional capital. 

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Lenore Champagne

MP, Bright Ventures

"Visible Figures is a masterfully curated community. In one event I deepened relationships with collaborators and a founder we eventually invested in and connected with new friends"

A. Sparks

CEO, Masto Foundation

"We approached Stephanie in early 2021 to offer support through the foundation's Trust Black Women Initiative. After learning more about the amazing community and impact, we tripled our initial donation and offered a multi-year partnership."

Bea Arthur

Founder & CEO, The Difference

"I LOVE being part of a community of champions. It is truly jaw droppingly inspiring what each of these women have overcome and accomplished! It is a living, real-time legacy of excellence and I love it here!"

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