August 14, 2019

Why CES Group is investing in diversity ventures for the first time

By DEAN TAKAHASHI

The Consumer Technology Association has been criticized in the past for falling short on diversity when it comes to keynote speakers at CES, the big tech trade show that takes place in Las Vegas each January.

But CTA, the lobby group that stages CES, has taken some of that criticism to heart, and it recently held an event related to diversity and inclusion in New York. To drive change in the way the tech sector supports entrepreneurs, the group announced it was investing in Harlem Capital Partners and SoGal Ventures as part of CTA’s $10 million commitment to venture firms and funds that invest in diverse and underrepresented entrepreneurs.