Today! Lunch & Learn: VCs Investing in POC
Calling all founders and investors
Join us for an honest conversation about what it means to raise funds as a POC. What are the challenges? How has the landscape changed in the past months? Has the national conversation on race after BLM translated into opportunities or obstacles for POC founders? How do founders carry the weight of representing? How can they balance the responsibilities they may feel to communities with the responsibility to their company and their idea?
Kiki Mwiti is the Founder and CEO of DYVVYD (divvied, diversified), which is the tech industry’s 1st D&I investment platform and digital community for investors and startups. DYVVYD leverages Data, A.I and Machine Learning to provide overlooked and often underestimated founders the power to access capital.
The platform targets investors who are “ahead of the curve” in terms of prioritizing investments in underrepresented founders—such as women, people of color, LGBTQIA and older founders and provides a digital community where both investors and founders can be introduced foregoing barriers such as the warm intro or elite network. DYVVYD is intentional on closing the funding gap for women & minorities by digitizing investor relations specifically for these specific groups only, via introductions & deal flow, making recommendations based on activity/interaction and collecting data against successful connection points.
Her work pushing for inclusion in the tech industry has been featured in Forbes, The LA Times, CBS Bay Area News, Information Weekly + more, sharing her perspectives with the audiences of the Women in Tech Awards/Silicon Valley, Global Skills Day, the WOCCON Conference, SummerFest + more.
Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST