- Beyond The Hype
Bringing Equity to VC Funding for Black Founders
According to Crunchbase, 2021 was a peak year for venture capital funding to companies with at least one Black founder, to the tune of more than $4.3 billion invested. However, that still represents only 1.3% of all venture and growth equity financing to U.S. start-ups last year. Jeff Lamour of Synchrony Ventures and Nasir Qadree of Zeal Capital Partners join Beyond the Hype to share what Synchrony is doing—and what corporate America can do—to begin to close the gap.