The Creation Story of Women in VC
Bethany Marz Crystal

Actually most black-owned businesses from the late 1800s to early 1900s were “venture-backed” since they could not launch on their own and as a result of the patent office rejecting their submissions. This is very documented and many early black inventors were backed by investors who took shares and profits in return for creating the patent and taking their products to market.

You might want to check that whitewashed “silicon” revisionism you typed up here — what’s more bothersome is you probably believe in that 1950s first VC crap.