Beyond Investments: Seeking Real Change In Diverse Venture Capital Funding

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By Jessen O'BrienJun 1, 2021 12:05 PM ETTweet This: According to Jessen O'Brien, last year, investors increased funding for minority founders. But are they making a difference? via @HP Inc's garage blog: Inc.Yelitsa Jean-Charles created Healthy Roots Dolls to teach young Black girls to love and care for their curls, and spent five years building relationships to get her business off the ground. It worked: she closed her first round of funding at the end of 2020: a $1 million seed round from Backstage Capital, Broadway Angels, Lightship Capital, and some individual investors.

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