About Us

Our work directs how capital is formed and distributed to increase opportunities for Black and Latinx innovators.

We actively reimagine the innovation economy by developing the next generation of venture capital leaders in communities where entrepreneurs face barriers accessing capital. Our work begins at one of the most overlooked avenues for Black innovation (HBCUs) and extends to cities where stark inequalities and implicit biases continue to widen the racial wealth gap.

Culture is Currency

Our origins are rooted in the legacy of HBCUs, which forged opportunities for us in a time when our country would not. Though anchored in that intention, they (like us) extend our support to America's often overlooked populations, including those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and undocumented immigrants. We know that innovation lies here - and it 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.

Nothing matters more than our people.

Meet The Team

Hadiyah Mujhid

Founder & CEO

Chelsea Roberts

Partnerships and Community Engagement

Charlton Cunningham

Programs and Special Projects

Lavonya Jones

HBCU Fellowship Manager

Cynthia Lopez-Dixon

Chief Administrative Officer

LaVaughn Jones

Operations Coordinator

Board

Jorge M. Torres

Dean, Yale University

Austin Clements

Investor, Grid110

Megan Holston-Alexander

Partner, A16Z

Terik Tidwell

Innovation Dir, Johnson C. Smith University

Jonathan Jackson

Co-Founder, Blavity