In order to break down systemic barriers that exist in the technology and venture capital industry, it is important to understand the core challenges that ultimately set the stage for why Black founders receive less than 1% of venture capital. This week’s guest is Dave Jakubowski, co-founder of Ureeka, an online community that connects small to mid-sized underrepresented business owners to peers, mentors and coaches, and vetted resources to access capital.
As a Silicon Valley expert, Dave has witnessed the unconscious bias that has created numerous barriers to Black business owners accessing funding. Black entrepreneurs experience a higher chance of loan rejection and a lower acceptance into business accelerators. On today’s episode, Dave will outline the systemic barriers and the role of white males in removing these obstacles.