February 10, 2022
2022 Is Here...DiR Launch, Faculty Pop-up With iann dior, Ami Cole on the Today Show + More!
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Happy Black History Month ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼

We proudly celebrate and support the Black founders in our portfolio who are doing the work to create products and services that provide a better consumer experience for underserved communities.

Debuting our Investors-in-Residence.


The DiR program is a 6-week intensive course on venture capital investing. At the conclusion of the program, participants will have access to invest a total of $100k into startups; only 0.2% of VC Partners are Black or Latinx women and this program aims to course correct the lack of representation in the industry.

The inaugural cohort consists of professional athletes, including Four-Time Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Three-Time Track & Field Olympian Medalist Lauryn Williams, Four-Time All-Star, and WNBA Champion Chelsea Gray, and 2021 WNBA Champion Lexie Brown.

The gender pay gap between female professional athletes and their male counterparts continues to grow. The DiR program hopes to reduce the gap by providing these female athletes a collaborative space to gain new learnings that can build generational wealth and inspire others.

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Ami Colé on the Today Show

Diarrha N'Diaye-Mbaye was featured on the Today Show for the Together We Rise segment highlighting trailblazing Black creatives for Black History month!

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Mogul Millennial’s Pitch-a-Founder

Pilar participated in Mogul Millennial’s Pitch-a-Founder event where she pitched Debut to over 200 Founders.

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Our Portfolio Kicking off 2022 Right 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Ami Colé Fills a Void In Black Beauty Products

Nail Files: iann dior Sees His Nails As Part of Every Outfit

Faculty Receives Investment From USC Quarterback Caleb Williams

I was diagnosed with breast cancer weeks before launching my company. Now my products sell at CVS — here's how I kept business running.

Beverages With Benefits: Do They Really Work?

Meet the millennial founders of Blacktag, a hub that economically empowers Black creators and got Facebook's attention

The Inventor Behind The First-Of-Its-Kind Hygiene Machine Using Data To Dispense Organic Products For Free

How Golde's Trinity Mouzon Wofford Is Making Wellness—And Entrepreneurship—More Accessible

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