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Board Xcelerate

Powerful programs that deliver high-caliber talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences to the board of directors of high-growth tech companies.

About

Board Xcelerate taps into the power of the All Raise community to place board-ready and board-proven leaders onto the boards of high-growth, private tech companies, delivering a finalist candidate within 90 days.


Our program provides CEOs with a slate of top tier female, non-binary, and underrepresented* male executives who have built and scaled some of the most iconic tech and consumer companies in today’s marketplace to be their key decision partners. 

Connecting You to a Broad Spectrum of Talent

Featured Clients

Here is a short list of client companies we have worked with. Our clients entrust us with their board searches because our network, combined with our mission, ensures that they get exposure to the most qualified, diverse candidates available.

Testimonials

Since our launch in early 2021, Board Xcelerate has closed a multitude of searches in the enterprise, consumer, health-tech, fintech, and frontier tech sectors.

OUR OFFERINGS:

All Raise’s talent network is the bedrock for all offerings, designed to efficiently surface qualified diverse executives. Our network includes our powerful Advisory Board, and 20,000 iconic founders, investors, and operators. We have broad reaching access through the All Raise partner network, including Silicon Valley Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs; VC/PE funds, and other organizations focused on increasing diversity in tech: BLCK VC, Latinx VC and Valence.

Complete Search

Partnership with Retained Executive Search Firm

For companies seeking the full services of a search firm. All Raise partners with retained executive search firms that share our mission and have board search expertise. Clients get the benefit of tapping into All Raise's powerful network of underrepresented executives, as well as, having access to the search firms’ networks, process, and service.

Modified Search

Strategic Search Partner

For companies that have the capacity to run their own process, but seek exposure to diverse candidates and a boost of support. All Raise talent partners help identify the search strategy, craft materials, and build a candidate slate for the CEO to choose a shortlist of 5 interested, qualified, and available candidates. We additionally provide counsel on best practices and offer relevant compensation data.

Pipeline Support

Market Mapping

For talent partners conducting an internal board of director or advisor search. All Raise provides clients with a list of underrepresented* candidates with specific backgrounds to add to their pipeline.

Get Started: Harness the power of All Raise and the Board Xcelerate Program

CEOs/Investors

  • Fill open independent board seats and capitalize on the economic and cultural impact a diverse board brings to your business. Contact:

boardxcelerate@allraise.org

Candidates

  • Interested in being considered for Board opportunities through the Board Xcelerate program? Contact:

xceleratetalent@allraise.org

Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee includes the most in-demand founders, operators, and veteran board directors who contribute their expertise and broker access to vetted talent in their networks.

Demographically diverse boards of directors lead to better results — they drive higher returns, decrease risk, and increase key performance metrics. Change starts at the top.

Our Partners

Program Founding Partners

Each founding program partner represents a critical aspect of the system, and each one is committed to doing their part to effect change and increase representation on boards. GGV CapitalSequoiaSapphire Ventures, and 3FORTY3

Venture Capital Partners

We have access to top-tier board director seats across the portfolios of leading VC firms like Sequoia, GGV CapitalSapphire Ventures, BatteryBessemer Ventures PartnersCowboy VenturesGreycroftGreylock PartnersIVPLightspeed Venture Partners, and Playground Global who have committed to offering the Board Xcelerate program for their portfolio companies’ board searches.

Retained Executive Search Firm Partners

We match your needs to the highest quality search firms that bring best practices to the table for the most successful, efficient placements. Partners: 3FORTY3Heidrick & Struggles, Focus Search Partners, Egon Zehnder, Erevena, and SEBA Search

Value Partners

Other organizations supporting the success of our board directors: Aon’s rewards solutions business to leverage their Radford compensation data for fair and transparent board insights; Extraordinary Women on Boards (EWOB) and Him for Her to provide our newly placed board members with support, guidance, and access to their community of experienced women board directors; and Valence to tap into their incredible talent community. 

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