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Where Inclusion
and Investing  Meet

Our Mission 

Empowering black wealth builders  and entrepreneurs on the growth-scale-exit path through education

About the Movement

An increasing number of angel investors invest online through equity crowdfunding or organize themselves into angel groups or angel networks to pool resources. Over the last 15 years, the amount of angel capital going to women founders has increased with the number of women angel investors.

We believe that diversity and inclusion efforts designed to increase the number of black people involved in angel investing will lead to more black entrepreneurs receiving angel capital....often the first step in getting on the trajectory to venture capital.

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Founder Dr. Elizabeth Clayborne, featured as part of Making of Black Angels CNBC Features

Reported by CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson, the Making of Black Angels initiative was recently featured on CNBC and associated NBC networks across the country.

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The Facts of Economic Disparity

The Facts of Economic Disparity

Equity in funding remains elusive

In 2021, startups raised a record $147 billion but only 1.2% went to Black founders. Access to capital remains a barrier to black business success. 

Watch: An Introductory Video
Exploring Barriers to Capital Access,  Start-up Funding, and Angel Investing

Learn the truth about the obstacles to funding for Black-owned businesses and ways to increase access to startup funding through angel investing.  Making of Black Angels is a complimentary workshop supported with generous funding from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Shining a Light  On The Historical Legacy of Economic Exclusion

Why do historical barriers continue to be an obstacle to capital access for black entrepreneurs? 

Join us in a powerful learning experience:

  • Understand how startup funding works

  • How did the Paypal startup create an enduring pool of startup capital?  

  • Introduction to angel investing, including crowdfunding

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Find a community of like-minded people who believe that inclusion and diversity matter in investing and wealth building and creation.  Explore capital resources and more.

This initiative is funded with generous support from
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