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Seven Black-led Start-ups that are Shifting the Culture

Some of the coolest start-ups from VC’s most underfunded demographic

As companies nation-wide begin to finally acknowledge systemic racism and make efforts to identify ways they’ve failed the Black community, Silicon Valley firms have some serious soul-searching to do. From writing smaller checks for women and minorities, to…




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Jay Drain Jr.

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Chicago native / New York resident | Lover of basketball, food, fashion, and 90’s R&B | Investing @ Maven Ventures

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