Venture Capital

Do it Now Now’s Bayo Adelaja on Black tech founders and beating the ‘boys’ club’ culture

With Black entrepreneurs facing significant barriers to funding, Do it Now Now hopes to change the narrative in tech through better introductions and growth support

New platform Txeya offers diverse entrepreneurs more inclusive funding options

A new fintech platform will offer better funding and scale-up options to diverse-led businesses

Toolkit to help tech founders pursue D&I as they scale

Tech Nation’s toolkit, including checklists, case studies, and other resources, is available now

Underrepresented tech founders join first DEI trade mission to US

Fifteen diverse tech founders will network with global corporates and scaling startups

Google’s Black Founders Fund announces 30 recipients

The 30 Black-led startups receiving funding include 20 from the UK

David Horne: levelling the capital raising playing field

What can be done to level the capital raising playing field for female and under-represented entrepreneurs around the world?

Black founders raise just 1% of pre-Seed venture capital funding

Given half of founders who raise VC are based in London, where 16% of population is black, shows how underrepresented minorities are

The D&I lessons corporate leaders can learn from female entrepreneurs

Startup mentor John Stapleton believes corporate leaders should move away from D&I literature and learn more from the “lived examples” of female entrepreneurs

Self-doubt holds women back from entrepreneurial careers says study

Men remain more likely than women to start their own businesses while the women who do decide to become entrepreneurs are failing to apply for scale-up loans as they think they’ll be turned down

Government’s Future Fund puts value on women and minority-led businesses

Could a pandemic era government loan scheme even out inequalities in the UK’s business landscape?