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As Black Investment Firms Gain Ground, Gender and Geographic Diversity Still Lacking

As Black Investment Firms Gain Ground, Gender and Geographic Diversity Still Lacking

Sherrell Dorsey August 12, 2019

In 2017, we began documenting the rise of Black-owned firms. Two years later, we’ve added a total of nine new investment firms established by single Black founders or a Black co-founder between 2018 and 2019, taking our scope of evaluated firms from 33 to 46.

#BlackTechTwitter Emerges as Prolific Online Community Connecting Black Technologists to Jobs, Education, and Community

#BlackTechTwitter Emerges as Prolific Online Community Connecting Black Technologists to Jobs, Education, and Community

ThePLUG Staff June 4, 2019

Pariss Athena was earning just under $50,000 a year working as a wax specialist…

New Intellectual Property Granted at HBCUs Experienced an Uptick Since 2010

New Intellectual Property Granted at HBCUs Experienced an Uptick Since 2010

ThePLUG Staff May 12, 2019

In our last data story, we explored the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s…

HBCUs Trail Behind in Intellectual Property Creation

HBCUs Trail Behind in Intellectual Property Creation

ThePLUG Staff April 1, 2019

Historically Black colleges and universities, the first of which was founded in 1837, were…

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

ThePLUG Staff September 21, 2018

Giving birth in the United State can pose a fatal risk. This stark reality…

Lessons from Village Capital’s Inaugural VC Pathways Report on Supporting Diverse Founders

Lessons from Village Capital’s Inaugural VC Pathways Report on Supporting Diverse Founders

Tyler Young September 12, 2018

Village Capital’s latest report, “Beyond the Friends and Family Round: How to Help Diverse…

The Rise of Black-Owned Co-Working Spaces

The Rise of Black-Owned Co-Working Spaces

Sherrell Dorsey August 3, 2018

On February 1, 1960, four students marched to 134 South Elm Street in Greensboro,…

Breaking the Mold? Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms Mirror Traditional VC

Breaking the Mold? Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms Mirror Traditional VC

Sherrell Dorsey February 8, 2018

A small but growing group of black investors are raising big dollars in a…