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Digital marketplace Clutch closes $1.2M pre-seed round led by Precursor Ventures

The duo aims to democratize the tools needed for everyone to become a content creator.

Fintech Guava raises $2.4M to provide banking services to Black small-business owners

Founded last year, Guava aims to reduce the racial wealth gap by providing financial services to Black small businesses.

VCs and founders alike say investors should fold reproductive rights into ESG standards

In the post-Roe era, some VC investors and founders believe the social definition of ESG investing should expand to incorporate pressing human rights issues such as reproductive healthcare.

After Roe’s reversal, founders of women’s health startups prepare for battle

TechCrunch conducted a vibe check with the women founders taking themselves and their companies to the front lines of the fight for abortion.

What can Black VCs and founders expect in H2 2022?

There are billions of dollars to invest, so all that's needed is to put more of that capital to work in the businesses of minority founders.

Roe’s reversal will shake up how startups are built

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Roe reversal weighs heavily on emerging tech cities in red states

The recent increase in conservative legislation and political division could affect the tech landscape, deterring workers from migrating to these hubs and causing an exodus of talent from red states.

As the global venture capital market slows, Africa charts its own course

Experts say that most recent deals were finalized months before macroeconomic challenges hit the global VC landscape. This means there’s a lag in what’s reported as the current state of VC in Afri

One to watch: Debut Capital’s Pilar Johnson works to augment funding for overlooked founders

Debut Capital raised $1 million in three months. Its founder, Pilar Johnson, had no previous experience in the industry.

AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications

AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.

Backstage Capital cuts majority of staff after pausing net new investments

Hamilton said this could have been avoided if the "system we work within were different."

VCs shouldn’t confuse risk management with not funding diverse founders

"Clapping from the sidelines only goes so far."

It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality

On an institutional level, the onus for change lies on those with the power to make it happen.

Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding amid economic downturn

Not shockingly, Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding this year.

Black Gen Z VCs are here and swinging for the fences

Black Gen Zers are already starting their paths toward becoming top industry leaders.

Fearless Fund’s Arian Simone on why a downturn is business as usual for minority founders

"Women of color are the most founded, entrepreneurial demographic. They are just the least funded."

VCs flock to TikTok to reach the next generation of founders and investors

The next generation of investors, entrepreneurs and leaders are all in one place right now: TikTok.

Gander closes $4.2M seed round to ‘humanize’ online shopping

E-commerce platform Gander announced today the closing of a $4.2 million seed round co-led by Harlem Capital and Crossbeam Venture Partners.

Five to Nine raises $4.25M seed round to help improve the efficiency of DEI initiatives

Founded by two Black women, Five to Nine helps companies manage their employee resource groups.

Black Founders Matter presses VCs to pledge commitment to diversity

The pledge encourages VCs to invest a quarter of their funds into BIPOC women founders.