Join us in conversation with Angels and VCs who are seeking to make a difference to the level of investment reaching Black and diverse founders.
We are in midst of a powerful global moment and attention is being drawn to the actions needed to address the inequalities, including those in the investment market, and how we can increase opportunities for Black and minority communities. Alongside this global call to action, we at UKBAA, want to shine the spotlight on the much needed conversation around what more can be done to increase investment in Black and ethnic minority founders. We need to understand better why so few of these entrepreneurs are coming through our pipeline and why so few are making their way through to investment. We also need to understand why there remain very few investors from Black and minority ethnic communities within our investment base. We also lack data and sufficient understanding of the core issues.
UKBAA is bringing together several leading players from our community, who are taking important action to build investment in black and minority ethnic founders. They will share their insights and perspectives on the issue and what we can do to support and amplify their initiatives. They will also discuss what further actions are needed to build a much more connected and diverse investment ecosystem for the future of finance.
Join us on 1st of July at 11:00am for this round table as we discuss how investing in black founders really does matter.
Meet our speakers:
Rodney Appiah, Cornerstone Partners
Andy Ayim, The Angel Investing School
Erika Brodnock, Extend Ventures
Andy Davis, Backstage Capital
Charmaine Hayden, GOODsoil VC
Gerrad Olisa-Ashar, Diaspora Angel Network
Daisy Onubogu, Backed VC
Izzy Obeng, Foundervine
To find out more about our speakers visit https://www.ukbaa.org.uk/events/investing-in-black-founders-matter
Spaces will be prioritised for investors and UKBAA members.