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Fair Chance Conversations: Venture Capital & Fair Chance Hiring with Marcus Glover

Updated: Mar 12

Key Takeaways:

  • Lockstep Ventures is among the first venture capital companies to include Fair Chance employment as a condition of investment

  • Marcus Glover and his team collaborate with companies to implement Fair Chance practices and have seen successes in portfolio companies that hire people with past convictions

  • Lockstep's approach can be a model for the rest of the industry on how to help early-stage companies build meaningful business practices from the start


To begin the new year, Cassi Zumbiel and Matt Joyce spoke with Marcus Glover, the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lockstep Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in companies that are addressing racial disparities in health, wealth, education, and the criminal justice system. Marcus shared with the Envoy team his insights on how Lockstep’s focus on investing in mission-driven organizations propels Fair Chance employment efforts forward. Marcus also discussed some of the successes his team has seen with portfolio companies hiring people with past convictions.

To view the full conversation and more conversations like it, check out our YouTube channel here:



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