Minorities and females are yet to be fully integrated into the venture-backed technology world. So, what can we do? : Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors. The contrast between minority and majority startup founders is stark. It's so stark that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made inequality a significant part of her presidential campaign in June when she cited University of California research showing that the typical black entrepreneur starts a business with just $35,000 in capital -- a third of the startup capital for the typical white entrepreneur.