Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne in partnership with digitalundivided have launched the Harriet Fund – the name is inspired by Harriet Tubman and the management company by Maya Angelou – two powerful Black women. This will be the first venture fund to invest exclusively in women of color startups.
It is important to note that of the 10,284 venture deals funded from 2012 to 2014, just 24 were with startups led by black women. Statistically speaking, that’s zero.
Learn more about the fund here: Maya Angels