Investing in Diverse Founders with Genius Guild’s Kathryn Finney


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In 2020, just 3% of the $147.6 billion invested in venture capital went to Black-founded companies, according to the U.S. Census [from Forbes]. Kathryn Finney, entrepreneur, investor and author chats with Nora and Scott about her latest project called Genius Guild, which combines an incubator, venture studio and fund that supports Black entrepreneurs. Check out Kathryn Finney’s podcast Build the Damn Thing.

Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky

Producer: Bella Hutchins

Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus

Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder

Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop

Director of Audio: Alan Haburchak

VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer

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