In 2020, nearly half of all Black-owned businesses and 32% of Latine-owned businesses in America closed down due to COVID-19. To make matters worse, government aid failed to reach Black and Brown entrepreneurs when needed most. …

Last week, femme founders and funders convened from all corners of the earth for Stella Labs’ 8th annual Women’s Venture Summit. This year we had the honor of sponsoring the event alongside sponsors UBS, Cooley, C3 and more. Our mission was to help build an investor network where founders and…

We’re extending a huge congratulations to our portfolio company, RenovoRx (RNXT) who just went public on the NASDAQ! RenovoRX is an innovative biopharma company that focuses on extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients. …

At The Impact Seat, we know representation matters — representation results in equity, inclusion and innovation. Last week we were honored to sponsor The 19th News’ Represents Summit, a week-long summit focused on centering underrepresented voices and communities to explore why representation matters in democracy, sports, business, culture and voting.

by Barbara Clarke

Wall Street reporting loves a good hype story, and that story lately has been about all things SPAC. By now, folks know that SPAC stands for Special Purpose Acquisition Company. An investor creates a legal entity and then invites other investors to buy into this “shell” of…

The Impact Seat’s Chief Innovation Officer, Cheryl Contee, recently joined The Inclusivity Project and Sheri Mac Enterprises for their inaugural Global Diversity Summit to discuss the concept of generational wealth, and how we can overcome the barriers to building generational wealth for BIPOC founders.

The recent pandemic opened many eyes…

By Terence Craig

Breaking Down The Equity Gap

Most folks are familiar with Venture Capital’s dismal lack of diversity, but the actual numbers bring the industry’s problems into sharp focus.

Only 3% of all VC partners are Black, only 3% of VC partners are Latinx, and nearly three-quarters of U.S VC firms do not have a single female…

By Terence Craig, Chief Investment Officer

The science is clear: if you do not embrace diversity, you are leaving money on the table.

Although “Celebrate Diversity Month” is nearing an end, it is important to celebrate diversity every month. We live and do business in a multi-gender, multi-cultural, multi-identity world…

Have you noticed that environmental issues are often talked about in the theoretical? How they’re often bolstered by statistics of what life will be like for our children’s children? How many times have you heard the narratives: “we need to reach net zero by 2050…” or “sea levels will rise…

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