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- 3 months ago
- Black women are severely underrepresented in tech. And it’s particularly rare to come across a Black woman tech founder.
- In 2016, after 14 years of working in tech, Stephanie Lampkin decided to create her own version of a good ol’ (white) boys club.
- The “exclusive girls group” Lampkin founded, called Visible Figures, would be a way for Black women to create and benefit from the same sort of network.
- In December 2016, Lampkin started inviting Black woman founders of tech and tech-enabled startups to a private Listserv. They shared tips for securing funding, hiring, and accessing events and organizations typically dominated by non-Black tech entrepreneurs; and they leveraged their experience and relationships to help each other.
- 3 months ago
In 2019, NFX company Incredible Health announced a $15 Million Series A led by our friend Jeff Jordan at Andreessen Horowitz. NFX participated in the round, along with Obvious Ventures and Precursor Ventures.
CEO & Co-Founder Iman Abuzeid breaks down the complicated (and often convoluted) process of fundraising and makes public her lessons for the Founder community on what it takes to raise venture capital from top-tier VCs.
- 4 months ago
Corvus Insurance, a Boston, MA-based provider of commercial insurance products built on advanced data science, secured $32m in Series B venture capital funding. The round, which brought total funding raised to date to $46m, was led by Telstra Ventures with participation from Obvious Ventures and existing investors including .406 Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Hudson Structured Capital Management. In conjunction with the funding, Marcus Bartram, Partner at Telstra Ventures, will join Corvus’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to continue its growth within existing product lines as well as accelerate the development of new technologies and tools to improve risk management, particularly to meet the needs of larger clients dealing with complex cyber risk.