14 Black and Latinx Emerging Fund Managers To Know (& Fund)

The “Pipeline” is Blocked At The Top —

The composition of the venture capital industry is widely monolithic and collectively lacks the cultural lens, lived experiences and general appetite to unlock value in markets that are not predominantly driven by straight white male consumers.

From the Kauffman foundation — see here

Invest in the Mavericks —

We need to ensure that as we focus on cultivating talent, we don’t forget to set them up for success in the future with knowledge, access, networks, and money behind them.

Simeon Iheagwam, Founding Partner, NOEMIS Ventures

The Emerging Manager:

The Fund:

Marcos Gonzalez, Founding & Managing Partner, VamosVentures

The Emerging Manager:

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Maria Velissaris, Founding Partner, SteelSky Ventures

The Emerging Manager:

The Fund:

Ivan Alo & LaDante McMillon, Co-Founders & Managing Partners, New Age Capital

The Emerging Managers:

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Jewel Burks Solomon, Justin Dawkins, and Barry Givens, Co-Founders & Managing Partners, Collab Capital

The Emerging Managers:

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Vincent Diallo, Managing Partner, Interlace Ventures

The Emerging Manager:

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Brian Brackeen & Candice Matthews-Brackeen, General Partners, Lightship Capital

The Emerging Managers:

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Kofi Ampadu, Founding Partner, SKU’D Ventures

The Emerging Manager:

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Jason Torres, Founding Partner, Sana Capital

The Emerging Manager:

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MacKeever Conwell, Founding Partner, RareBreed Ventures

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Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner, Chingona Ventures

The Emerging Manager:

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Andre Charoo, Founding Partner, Maple VC

The Emerging Manager:

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Alex Guerrero, Principal, Act One Ventures

The Emerging Manager:

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Chinedu Enekwe & Mark Fleming, Co-Founders & Managing Partners, $100m Stealth Fund

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Head of Venture @ Republic, investing in private startups. Learn more at republic.co & follow me on twitter @modelvc

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