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.
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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