Finding Funding: BIPOC Founders

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Roundtable — episode 72

The amount of institutional capital given to BIPOC-founders was up in 2021, but in total, the money flowing into BIPOC-owned businesses remains below 2% of the total venture capital market. Join Nader Naeymi-Rad and three entrepreneurs who have raised money as they discuss why the funding gap remains so wide, the tactics they employed while fundraising, and how they plan to deploy the capital.


  • Nader Naeymi-Rad

    Founder & Publisher,
    Beauty Independent


  • Aishetu Fatima Dozie

    Bossy Cosmetics
  • Nyakio Grieco

    Thirteen Lune
  • Deepica Mutyala

    Live Tinted

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