WATCH: Next-Gen founders talk racial equity in tech, and share insight on navigating the industry
Racial equity in
In the United States, still only about 1% of Black entrepreneurs receive funding for their businesses. In 2018, TechCrunch reported over 80% of VC firms don't have one
After calls for racial justice swept the nation last summer, Insider wanted to know if anything has changed for Black
So, we spoke to them.
On Thursday, February 25, Insider's reporter Dominic-Madori Davis chatted with Realtime CEO and cofounder Vernon Coleman, Yac cofounder Jordan Walker, and Cashmere cofounder Urenna Okonkwo about their journeys in tech and the future they wish to see in the industry. Okonkwo, who is based in the United Kingdom, also gave her perspective as to what it's like raising money as a Black entrepreneur across the pond.
Together, the trio shared advice for aspiring founders on how to navigate the industry, as well as lessons they wish they knew when they began their entrepreneurial journeys.
You can watch the full digital event above.
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