underrepresented founders

A peek at Paul Judge’s plans for SoftBank’s Open Opportunity Fund

We sat down with Judge to discuss his new appointment and the fund’s potential role in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.

All Raise’s interim CEO is now full-time

Now that Paige Hendrix Buckner is in the role permanently, she and her team “can settle in and have some clarity about where we're going to be going.”

200 investments in, Backstage Capital is pivoting to fund only existing portfolio companies

Backstage Capital, founded by Arlan Hamilton in 2015, has officially invested in 200 companies led by historically overlooked founders. And that’s all, for now. Going forward, the firm will only

Stronghold launches $100M venture arm to invest in underrepresented founders and fintech

Payments infrastructure company Stronghold has launched a venture capital arm to deploy $100 million of its balance sheet capital in startups and funds in three core strategies — underrepresente

Founders First Capital Partners brings a different approach to diversity investing

Kim Folsom came up through the engineering ranks in the 80s and 90s before founding the first of six companies, three of which successfully exited. Today, she is the founder and CEO at Founders First

HBCUvc’s new million-dollar fund wants to give overlooked investors a track record

HBCUvc, a nonprofit organization that wants to diversify the world of venture by rooting itself in historically Black colleges and universities, nearly shut down last year. Founder Hadiyah Mujhid met

Founder Gym aims to help underrepresented startup founders build tech startups

Founder Gym, co-founded by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and Gabriela Zamudio, is unveiling its online platform to support and train underrepresented founders building tech startups. Instead of describing