This week, Forbes published their annual 30 Under 30 list. A friend texted me and said he noticed Forbes featured more Black people in the venture capital category than previous years. He hinted that some of HBCUvc’s work may be shifting the industry.
We started the list because I was frustrated at not seeing representation on Forbes’ list. What is recognizable — is that the majority of Forbes’ 2021 Black awardees, have already been featured on the HBCUvc list.
“Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold, my Gs” – Solange
Keep pushing and they’ll catch up.
Congratulations to all of the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 in venture capital awardees. Special congrats to our HBCUvc friends — Frederik Groce, Sydney Sykes, Terri Burns, Jackson Cummings, and Solomon Hailu. You are so deserving of the honor.
PS – A special note, that the Forbes list did not feature any Latinx investors. (Apologies – if I’m mistaken here)
I got you cousins.
***Today I’m starting a daily post challenge. This is post 1. Please forgive typos, errors, or any temporary moments of sanity. The goal is to just write.***