Month: January 2020

Impact investing and double/triple bottom line funds are the casted as the white hats in venture capital. However, impact investing as a sector has been vague, and provides no guidance or best practices on what needs to be done or measured to be considered impact. There’s also a weird implication, I’ve observed, where any Black […]

“What does success look like for HBCUvc?” This is a common question asked to us by funders and other potential stakeholders. In the past, I’ve answered the question with the standard variety of jargon — increase diversity in venture capital / technology, increase access to capital, close racial wealth gap. However, even if these things […]

Without a doubt, 2019 was an remarkable year. Professionally, I saw HBCUvc begin to become a real organization, instead of “Hadiyah’s project.” Here are some of the professional highlights: Accepted into Praxis and Echoing Green Fellowship HBCUvc increased it’s budget from $200k to $600k Doubled HBCUvc’s team count from 3 FT team members to 6 […]

“Do you have any tattoos?” she asked. “No. I thought it would be beautiful, you know, to get through life without any marks.” “You know you’re too loyal? Loyal to a fault.” “Loyal to myself? To my own body? What could be wrong with that?” “To a fault.”