we're listening and learning.

we're listening and learning.

 What We Are Reading (only a starting point. We'll be updating this list - send us your recommendations!)

      1. 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America compiled by the Smithsonian, 2020
      2. The Top 20 Biographies of The Most Successful African-American entrepreneurs, Elite Savvy, 2017
      3. I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing, Maya Angelou, 2009
      4. Biased: Uncovering The Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do, Jennifer Eberhardt, 2019
      5. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin diAngelo et al. 2018
      6. “It’s About Damn Time”, Arlan Hamilton, 2020
      7. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie et al, 2013

         
        What We Are Watching

          1. 13th, 2016
          2. LA 92, 2017
          3. Self-Made: The Story of Madame C.J.Walker
          4. American Son
          5. I Am Not Your Negro
          6. Freedom Riders, 2011

             

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For The Investor

From 2013 -2017, just 1% of VC-backed entrepreneurs were Black, a Rate My Investor study found. It is clear that there are structural barriers founders and funders of color face when building their businesses and raising capital. How can we be tactical in how we "hire" and "wire"?

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For The Investor

The lack of diversity in venture capital is no secret. In line with other research, our partner, Different estimates that of the 4,255 decision-making partners at 1,500 US venture capital firms, less than 3% are Black, and diverse management teams make up only 18% of VC firms. Let's be tactical about changing this - "hire, and wire".

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For The Founder

200+ Resources - Accelerators, Incubators and Opportunities for The Black Founder.

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For The Black Founder

From 2013 -2017, just 1% of VC-backed entrepreneurs were Black, a Rate My Investor study found. It is clear that there are structural barriers founders and funders of color face when building their businesses and raising capital. We compile a list of opportunities for Black Founders (this will be updated on a weekly basis).

are you a black founder or funder?

Looking for funding or mentorship? Please state your ask and provide details of where you currently are in your business. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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