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Substantive or Spectacle? Black Entrepreneurs and Investors Weigh in on the Value of Pitch Competitions for Black Founders

Substantive or Spectacle? Black Entrepreneurs and Investors Weigh in on the Value of Pitch Competitions for Black Founders

Sherrell Dorsey September 29, 2019

Though pitch competitions offer access for all types of companies and founders, they are nowhere near an adequate response to what is a national crisis of inequality in funding for Black entrepreneurs.

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.