Overlooked, underestimated, under-invested, underrepresented, or however you choose to describe marginalized badass founders, the fact is:
Few VC dollars going to overlooked founders
According to Dominic-Madori Davis of TechCrunch, in 2022, only 1.9% and 1% of VC dollars went to women and Black founders, respectively. And while the data around VC dollars going to Latinx and queer founders is less clear, we assume it's also low percentage-wise since, according to Backstage Capital, women, BIPOC, and queer founders received less than 10% of VC dollars.
What to expect at the event
Like you, as BIPOC founders, we are having a difficult time fundraising in the current environment, so we wanted to bring you an event that would introduce you to a few angel investors and accelerators you might not know, talk about venture studios, teach you how to position your slide deck titles for optimum investor engagement, and connect you to some of the leaders at Techstars to help you learn how to overcome investor objections and creatively use Linkedin to turbocharge your fundraising efforts.
There will be great swag for the virtual gift bags and we will pay for twenty mental therapy sessions for event attendees thanks to a generous gift from Techstars co-founder, Brad Feld.
Here's a brief video with an overview of our amazing speakers:
How do I register?
The event will be live-streamed on April 4th starting at 11:45 am ET via Streamyard's On-Air webinar platform to ensure you have a great virtual event experience.
P.S., if you're looking for a community to connect you to capital and other badass BIPOC and women founders, you may learn more about our free community here.
P.P.S., If you're looking for a co-founder, you may join the waitlist for our co-founder matching app, which is currently in the alpha stage of development, here.