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Latest News: HBCUvc Announces Inaugural Publication, "Black Founders at Work: Journeys to Innovation"

There are hundreds of stories of Black founders and their innovations that have been cast aside and lost in annals of time for centuries. Today, Black tech founders and innovators have been in danger of this dark past repeating itself until now. HBCUvc is proud to share the narratives of 15 Black founders and their unique journeys in this first-of-its-kind book, Black Founders at Work: Journeys to Innovation.

This book serves as a point of inspiration for the next generation of founders as well as a resource for funds and hubs seeking to increase their awareness and understanding of Black founders as they work to become more equitable and inclusive.

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HBCUvc’s mission is to direct how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx innovators.

We accomplish this by developing, connecting and mobilizing the next generation of venture capital leaders in communities where entrepreneurs face barriers in accessing capital, and by empowering institutions to employ race-conscious investing practices.

We support our community of emerging investors and founders by providing:

Training Programs in Venture Capital

Access to Paid Internships in Venture Capital

Equity Funding for Entrepreneurs

Culturally-affirming Professional Community

We are mobilizing a new brand of investors and founders from communities that are traditionally overlooked. The HBCUvc Investor and Founder is mission-driven, authentic, rooted in community, and builds and invests for a bold future.

Rooted In HBCU Excellence

Our origins are rooted in the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which forged opportunities for Black Americans in a time when our country would not. We are anchored in this intention, and similar to HBCUs, we purposefully extend our support to all overlooked communities, including but limited to Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and undocumented immigrants. We know that innovation lives within us - and has been untapped and ignored for far too long. We are a Black and women-led team that's lived the work we advocate for. Our experiences drive our commitment and urgency, and we believe solutions must be led by the community that is impacted.

We Invest in People, Not Companies. We Believe Culture Adds Value and that the Boldest Innovations Originate in the Margins.

CHANGING THE FACE AND IMPACT OF INNOVATION

Bryanna BarnettHBCUvc Venture Fellow, Class 2
Cheryl Campos2020 Emerging VC LeaderRepublic
Gabby Cazeau2020 Emerging VC Leader
Harlem Capital Partners

Mario Ruiz2020 Emerging VC Leader
Paypal Ventures
Kymberlee Hill2020 PledgeLA FellowGrid 110
David JeffriesHBCU Venture Fellow, Class 2
Desmond Wiggins2020 Venture Lab + FundFounder, BatteryXchange

Special Thanks to Our Partners


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