Meet a Real Unicorn: The First Black Partner at 500 Startups by@MandelaSH

Meet a Real Unicorn: The First Black Partner at 500 Startups

March 24th 2017 1,368 reads
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A venture capitalist is a person who invests in a business venture, providing capital for start-up or expansion. The majority of venture capital (VC) comes from professionally-managed public or private firms who seek a high rate of return by (typically) investing in promising startup or young businesses that have a high potential for growth but are also high risk. VC firms typically invest in business sectors such as IT, bio-pharmaceuticals, clean technologies, semiconductors, etc. (Source)

Most venture capitalists in the U.S. are men. Most venture capitalists in the U.S. are White.

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Source: Techcrunch

So to find out that is a…

Black

Woman

Venture Capitalist

and Partner at one of the most well-known firms out there (500 Startups).

Someone has to ask…

How did she do it?

I decided to make myself that someone. I sat down with Monique and we talked about what it’s really like to work with and , what she’d be doing if she wasn’t investing in startups, and how she radiates so much #BlackGirlMagic! Watch the full interview below, and if you discover something worth sharing, definitely pass it on! ()

Watch my video Interview with Monique Woodard

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