Actually most black-owned businesses from the late 1800s to early 1900s were “venture-backed” since…
Ed Dunn

Thanks, Ed, for calling out this discrepancy and this pivotal moment in history. You’re right that I have overlooked this part of the history of VC. In this post, I am specifically referring to the inception of VC in the “high tech” industry, but you’re right that this is also a very important voice that has been overlooked. I hope we see more modern-day representation here as well.