This Grandma Slapped The Fire Outta Her Grandson For Daring To Put The ‘Nasty’ Snapchat Dog Filter On Her Face

Please explain Snapchat to your granny if she doesn't know what it is. Otherwise, you may end up getting knocked upside your head like this unfortunate soul.

A video of a man using the dog filter on his very black grandma has surfaced on Twitter, and it has us cackling.

The video starts with the snickering grandson, Antwaan, getting his grandma's attention to let her know he's using the dog filter on her face.

The grandmother, who doesn't understand Snapchat, assumes her grandson is using the filter for inappropriate purposes. 

"You're nasty! See, you're nasty," she said. "You see this big ass tongue he got hangin'?"

Antwaan points out the filter on her face, and Nan, as he calls her, wasn't having it. 

"You a damn lie. This b***h got me with a … get that s**t off of me!" she shouts as she proceeds to smack the tar outta him.

Antwaan takes it in stride and laughs through the slap. 

And he wasn't the only one laughing:

Poor Antwaan definitely landed in next Sunday after that slap. 

Why Black Teens Are The Biggest Users Of Instagram And Snapchat

A new poll recently unveiled that black teens are by far the biggest users of popular social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, causing a frenzy of media speculation as to why. The special relationship between today’s leading digital platforms and youthful minorities is growing ever stronger, and shows how much progress has been made. But some concerns still linger about whether black teens’ particular reliance on smartphones is still indicative of broader inequalities.

Here’s why black teens are flocking to platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, and what recent survey results about their digital habits say about their future.

Outpacing their peers

By and large, teenagers and technology go hand in hand across ethnic, racial and national boundaries. Nonetheless, contemporary black teens are outpacing their peers when it comes to how committed they are to popular social media sites like Instagram and Snapchat. A recent report noted that nearly nine out of 10 black teens used Snapchat, as opposed to seven out of 10 whites. Black teens also noted significantly higher engagement rates on Instagram, where a third of them noted they used the service almost constantly as opposed to the one fifth of white respondents who said the same.

Another statistic stuck out in the report’s findings: black teenagers are the most likely to have access to digital smartphones than their peers, too. It’s fair to say that the reliance of black teens on smartphones and their respective apps, which make using sites like Instagram and Snapchat all the easier, is helping them stay ahead of their peers when it comes to how much they visit these sites. Black teens were even reporting getting addicted to these sites at higher rates than others, given that more of them reported using these services in a near-constant fashion than other groups.

While some consider this news to be positive and indicative of the fact that young black Americans are getting tech-savvier by the day, it’s also reflective of the economic inequality that continues to haunt minorities throughout the nation. Smartphones are more prevalent than such things as tablets, laptops or desktop computers precisely because they’re cheaper, and an overabundance of and reliance on smartphones can actually show how they’re the only affordable way to access the internet. Really, this new report illustrates how challenging it is for many black teenagers to get access to the web in the same way their wealthier peers do.

Smartphones are essentially lifelines to a great deal of Americans, so our overreliance on them shouldn’t be harangued too much. Nonetheless, higher levels of household wealth would definitely contribute to the broader ownership of traditional laptops and computers, and help end the scourge of smartphones being the only way black youths can enjoy the internet.

Social media is changing

The recent reports noting that black teens are more likely to use certain social media sites, utilizing services that let you buy YouTube subscribers to drive traffic, were also unveiled during a period in which other rapid shifts in social media ecosystems are being reported. Facebook, for instance, which has long dominated the world as its largest social media behemoth, is losing younger users in droves regardless of their race or ethnicity. A recent report by the Pew Research Center noted that young internet users around the nation are pivoting to new sites like Instagram and YouTube, which are much more suited to their preferences.

We can keep expecting social media sites to change like this, and we should equally expect black teens to continue to lead the way. After all, young minorities have long been pioneers of digital trends, and black teens in particular have been a pivotal part of the internet culture that’s come to define our modern life.

Black teens have regularly relied on social media sites to meet up with one another and express themselves in ways otherwise prohibited in broader social life, for instance. It’s indisputable that black teens have been one of the most active demographics on the internet and social media channels in particular in recent years, and that’s precisely because they’re so efficient as using this communicative tech to find like minded people from similar backgrounds they can finally connect with.

As long as it’s a struggle for black teens to express themselves and find people of similar identities and backgrounds in their everyday lives, we should expect to find them flocking to the internet to help make interpersonal connections. The world can be a cold place, and the allure these social media sites offer black youths who struggle to connect with one another in the physical world can seem irresistible. Upon reflection of what these poor kids are going through on a daily basis in this age, it’s no wonder black teens are the biggest users of Instagram and Snapchat.

New Studies Show Tech Isn’t Really Getting More Diverse, And That Employees Are Getting Tired Of Diversity Initiatives

We've had our eye on Silicon Valley diversity hiring issues for a while now, and reported that diversity in tech appears to be getting worse.

After being hit with hard numbers, some major tech companies vowed to step up and improve (such as Facebook), but we all knew the undeniable proof would be in the pudding. 

In May, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) took a trip to the Valley to check on the tech titans' diversity progress. And they were less than impressed.

“I’m not about diplomacy,’’ Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said during the visit. “I’m not urging; I’m not encouraging. I’m about to hit some people across the head with a hammer. I know how to do this, and I know how to do it well.’’

After learning only 1 or 2 percent of workers at certain prominent tech companies are black, Waters was "floored" and threatened regulation. 

Following the CBC's visit, Bloomberg compiled the latest tech diversity data from eight of Silicon Valley's largest tech companies and found that between 2014 and 2017, the percent black people in technical roles rose by only 0.6 percent.

Little has changed from the previous 2014 data.

“It’s a very complex and comprehensive problem,’’ Allison Scott, chief researcher at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, said.

According to Scott, some tech companies, finding hiring ethnic minorities too much, have opted to hire more white women. “Some tech companies have thought, if I can bite off a manageable thing — gender diversity — then I can get to race, and that’s a really problematic way to think about it,’’ Scott said.

Maxine Williams, Facebook’s global head of diversity, said hiring minorities is hard, and Facebook is doing the best it can.

“We're on the journey, in the struggle,” Williams said. “We know the data on how being a minority affects your ability or willingness to show up. It can be isolating. What I have learned is there's no one silver bullet. All I know how to do is have this comprehensive suite to meet people where they are."

The "comprehensive suite" Williams is referring to consists of employee resource groups, recruiting programs and company events. 

John Rice, the founder of nonprofit Management Leadership for Tomorrow, which hopes to help more minorities secure leadership roles in tech, says there are plenty of talented engineers of color. According to Rice, the problem is getting tech talent of color into the right rooms.

“So much of the way business works out here is through networks,” Rice said. “That’s a structural impediment to fostering diversity. What changes perspectives is people from underrepresented groups making money for the company.”

Some black talent told Bloomberg things didn't get any easier once they were in the door.

One black Facebook employee who requested to remain anonymous said he felt "very lonely" at the office. He also said William's "comprehensive suite" hasn't helped him find any mentors or sponsors to help him grow his career at the company. He is a member of a black resource group, but still said he feels he doesn't fit in.

“The world is whirling around you, but you’re not in the loop,” he said. “You don’t know what’s going on and that breeds anxiety.”

According to an Atlassian survey of 1,500 people who work in tech, diversity fatigue is becoming an issue as tech workers were found to be less motivated to try to make their environments more diverse. Many even responded they believe it's the government's responsibility to increase diversity, not their company's.  

“Culture doesn’t change rapidly,” noted the anonymous Facebook employee. “You can improve the metric, but I think you would still have a broader cultural issue in the company that wouldn’t be solved.”

Black Founders Matter Wants To Generate $10 Million To Fund Black-Owned Startups

Black people are grossly underrepresented in the tech industry. Black Founders Matter seeks to change that reality, Tech Crunch reports.

Founder Marceau Michel was chopping it up with Scout Savvy’s Kathryn Brown. Both realized during their conversation that they were having issues with securing funds for their tech projects. Statistics support their truths: fewer than one percent of funded startups are black-owned, according to TechCrunch.

“A lot of lip service is given to diversity and inclusion but the actual practicability of it lacks,” Michel said.

Now he is taking matters into their own hands with Black Founders Matter; the organization hopes to invest $10 million into black-owned startups in the next two years.

“If there’s a brick wall that is standing between minorities and their dreams as entrepreneurs, how can we help the regular person help us in dismantling the wall between us and our dreams?” Michel asked.

In order to get funds for investment, Black Founders Matter is selling T-shirts and sweatshirts for $49.99 to $69.99. The group has already sold $10,000 worth of apparel.

Michel is currently building a committee to help decide where to allocate the funds Black Founders Matter has collected. Michel, who runs the startup Werk Horse, believes his movement will benefit the entire industry.

“What we’re trying to do is create something I think the whole world needs,” Michel said. “I’m not just trying to solve a problem for black people, but for everyone.”

If you’re interested in supporting Michel's mission and copping some Black Founders Matter merch, hit up its website.

Make Money Moves With These 7 Wealth Building Apps

Most have heard the old adage, "no one has ever become rich by just saving." If you haven’t heard it before, now you have. Having a savings account only yields you about two percent, at best. So, how to do you maximize on the potential of your hard earned coins? Investing!

With having student loan debt, trying to keep all your weekend brunch appointments and taking advantage of great travel deals when they come, you and your wallet need to be ready. If you stay ready, you won’t have to get ready.

With the growth of the tech world and budding, young financial gurus, investing has been made simple, effective and worthwhile. No longer do you need to keep those coins under the mattress, in the infamous Crown Royal bag or that piggy bank you got for your 10th birthday. Put it in an investment app and utilize other apps to keep track of its growth. Here, we’ve organized some of the best apps on the market to help you invest your money and keep track of it at the same time. And no, you don’t need a degree in investment banking to understand them.

1. Acorns

Acorns/Disclosures

Launched in 2014, this app works in three distinct steps:

1. Connect your debit card

2. Make a purchase

3. Invest your change

Sounds simple? That’s because it really is. After purchasing your pre-sale ticket to the Black Panther movie coming in 2018, you’ll most likely spend around $15.25 on a single ticket. Acorns rounds that amount to $16 and deposits the additional $0.75 into your investment account.  Think of it as investing while spending.

Additional investment features include the following: recurring (set up a recurring daily, weekly or monthly investment), one-time (boost your account anytime with five dollars or $50,000) and referrals (invite a friend to invest using your code and both of you get five dollars deposited into your investment account).

2. Stash

This app is for those who would like to be a bit more hands-on with their investments. The Stash app’s steps and features include starting an investment in just minutes with as little as five dollars, creating a portfolio that reflects the things you’re interested in and think would be great assets and getting tips and guidance so you can invest your money with confidence instead of fear. 

With only needing five dollars to start your investment portfolio, this is a great app to consider. There are also very unique portfolios to choose from that no doubt will spark your financial curiosity.

3. Betterment

This app's main purpose is to help you make the most of your money for long-term investing. 

Betterment starts with your goal — the reason you’re investing. Then, they make various recommendations: risk level, amount to invest and type of account. Some of the benefits of this app are low taxes and diversified investment portfolio, no additional trading, transfer or rebalancing fees and a licensed expert at your fingertips to assist with any uncertainties.

4. Robinhood

Robinhood Markets, Inc.

This free stock app was created to eliminate trading commissions. You know the fees paid to stockbrokers? Yes, those. With Robinhood, you purchase actual stock in a company in minutes without the assistance or fee of a broker. You are your own boss, hear you roar. This app is for those who want complete control over their stock investments. I would recommend doing personal research to know which stocks to purchase, and when you’re ready, go for it. There is a liberating quality about taking control of your investments and then watching the market, and your stock, like the pros.

5. Personal Capital

This online financial advisor and personal wealth management firm is designed to help you invest and keep track of all your personal capital. Personal Capital is for those ready to build a long-term investment plan that is tailored to meet their financial goals while they continue taking over the world. Also, investors who need a long-term investment plan, plus a customized and diversified portfolio, would be equally satisfied. Never put all your eggs in one basket. Even if your coins are to your liking, it offers a financial plan, personalized services and portfolio management to meet your booming lifestyle goals.

So, no matter your current or future financial state, Personal Capital has a plan and options for you.

Set your net worth, analyze your plan and plan your future.

6. Albert

Analyzing your entire financial portfolio has never been easier.  Albert looks at your entire financial picture to provide real-life recommendations such as repaying credit card debt with a low-interest loan, getting renter’s insurance, lowering credit card fees and setting up the right retirement plan. This app informs you when you need to make changes to your spending, how many automatic withdrawals occur in your account monthly, suggestions on investments to help you reach your financial goals and much more.

This is your personal financial advisor at the touch of an app.

7. Mint

Mint.com

Budgets, bills and credit scores now all in one place! Mint creates realistic budgets and suggestions based on your spending to ensure your financial freedom is closer than Beyoncé’s next tour date. It tracks bills like a financial private investigator and sends out alerts and schedule payment reminders on the spot. Another attractive feature is providing your free credit score with suggestions on how to improve it. If this isn’t something that peaks your interest, then I don’t know what will. It’s like having a parent that’s a financial advisor always on call to answer your questions and offer you the best advice.

Stay on top of your coins so your bills aren’t on top of you!

How Smartphones Are Closing The Financial Gap Between Minorities And Whites

Who gets to participate in the conversation online? For a long time, the conversation has been primarily limited to rich, white families that had home computers. Even today, the racial disparity between who owns a computer with internet connection at home persists, with white families significantly more likely to own a computer and an internet connection than minority families.

However, the advent of the smartphone is quickly closing that gap. These multifunctional internet-connected devices tend to be more accessible for families than an internet connection — for example, families that can’t afford both a cell phone bill and an internet bill can pick the former and essentially get the latter through their plan. Minorities are most likely to report being almost entirely dependent on their phones for internet connection.

But even as minorities use their smartphones to bridge the gap between them and richer, white families, they are still hindered by websites and programs that aren’t well-suited to mobile browsing. Accessibility isn’t just a conversation about convenience, but also about who gets to use particular websites.

Smartphones are accessible devices

Desktop computers are expensive devices. A desktop can cost well over $500, plus that doesn’t include the $50 or more monthly owners will have to pay for an internet connection to make the device useable. Cell phones, particularly smartphones, can be similarly expensive when brand new, but an older model, a refurbished model or a model handed down can cost anything from nothing to just a couple hundred dollars while still having more or less every feature of modern smartphones, even if the specs are slightly out of date.

In addition, families that have to cut back on bills can easily cut back on the internet bill and keep their cellphone bill open without losing their connection to the internet. Since phones are multi-use devices, that keep you connected through the internet and through its cellular option, it makes more sense for the poorest families to rely on cell phones for their internet connection. More than 10 percent of black and hispanic Americans report relying almost entirely on their smartphone, while only four percent of white Americans report doing the same.

Smart devices provide crucial information

With internet-connected devices and signal boosters, minorities have access to greater information than they previously did. Unequal access to information has maintained decades of inequality, with lack of access to information serving as a source of disparate treatment and care. Whites with greater generational access to information and education can maintain higher standards of living through their education.

Through smartphones, black and Hispanic minorities report educating themselves through online resources available through their smartphones. This can mean anything from accessing online classes through their smartphone to looking up information for their assignments to researching the symptoms that they are experiencing online. Websites like Wikipedia and WikiHow, resources like Google Scholar and other accessible online websites provide opportunities for minorities to do independent research and educate themselves on topics they may not have been able to learn about through formal education systems.

Minorities even report researching and applying for jobs on smartphones, which indicates that smartphones can provide enough mobility to reduce the financial gap for minorities.

Improved mobile sites bridge the gap

Although using smartphones can help bridge the resource gap between whites and minorities in the United States, not all websites have been adapted to suit mobile browsing, and every website that continues to operate as a desktop-only website is a barrier between poor Americans and minorities and richer, white Americans. A 2016 study reported that only 30 percent of small businesses have mobile-friendly websites; that’s a significant statistical gap.

Corporations, government agencies and websites should make a concerted effort to make all their content mobile browser-friendly in order to bridge the gap. Websites that don’t display correctly on mobile and operate on programs like Flash (a technology most phones don't recognize) are leaving a demographic behind. In order to open up the conversation and address persistent inequality, there should be a concerted effort to make all websites accessible to mobile devices.

This 23-Year-Old Is Putting On For The Diaspora With A Video Game Studio Devoted To African Culture

Teddy Kossoko is the 23-year-old black Frenchman behind the genius that is Masseka Game Studio

According to its website, Masseka Game Studio exclusively develops games dedicated to African culture. The company allows players to immerse themselves in a transformative, alternative universe.

In a 2017 interview with MIAGE Connection, a French publication, Kossoko said he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science applied to business management. A Central Africa native and Toulose-based painter, Kossoko wanted to realize a personal project to validate his knowledge. From there, he joined the world of video games. 

Today, his first project, Kissoro Tribal, is the digital equivalent of "Mancala." When describing how he came up with the idea for the game, he admitted he was not a gamer. 

"I am not a gamer and arrive in the world of games and wanting to find an innovative idea was too ambitious. However, I remembered a quote that says that if you do not know where you are going, you need to know where you are coming from," Kossoko said. "So I started looking for ideas based on my culture and popular games at home. After purging several ideas, I ended up keeping the Kissoro board game." 

"The principle of the game is simple: it is necessary to recover the pieces of the opponent to prevent it from moving," he continued. "This game that combines strategy and reflection is actually a millennial game that has the distinction of being present in different variants in all African countries and is found even in the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean. Not to develop an annoying board game, I decided to create a whole world around the game, with a campaign mode, a multi-player conquest mode, a challenge mode and many other modes to support the game. [Giving the] user a unique experience."

While Kossoko is currently finishing his studies, his gaming network is still available for those who want to play.

Watch Tyler Perry And Taraji P. Henson Help Strangers Find Love In This Hilarious Tinder Takeover

Tyler Perry and Taraji P. Henson promoted their new film Acrimony in a hilarious Tinder takeover video with Vanity Fair.

In the video, Perry and Henson takeover two Tinder accounts, and try to get each user a date. Both of the award-winning artists said they never used Tinder before, and were surprised to learn just how it works.

Swiping for Devin, their male contestant, Perry found little to approve of, looking at one young woman's picture and commenting, "Anytime you are blowing in a picture you are sending subliminal messages." 

The duo quickly swiped left on multiple profile pictures, continuing their hilarious commentary, noting that one girl looked like she just got out of jail. However, one lucky girl, Pooja, they really liked. Sadly, they didn't know how to work the app, and swiped left on Pooja by mistake.  

"Pooja if you are out there find Devin," Henson said. 

Things didn't go much more smoothly when they took over the account of their female contestant, Tori.

Henson was quick to give her some words to the wise when looking at a profile that featured a lot of party pictures. "Girl, he got Alizé , get outta there," the actress said.

She also broke it down for Perry what it means when someone is "just visiting" and "looking to hang out."

Tyler and Henson laughed about online dating, and the how it's different from dating in the past.

"This is how you guys date now? In my day you had to meet someone on the street," Perry said. Henson responded, "You sound like my mom." 

They eventually found a perfect match for Tori, and messaged her match. Hopefully, the end of this Tinder takeover will be wedding bells. 

See the full video below:

How A Unique SXSW Experience Inspired Me To Take My Tech Career To New Heights

I, like most of my peers, have been noticing the lack of diversity in the work place, but especially in tech, for years. According to recent data, blacks and Latinos make up less than 5 percent of the tech workforce, and it's white men who mainly comprise the sector. In light of this data, programs like Opportunity Hub’s (OHUB) HBCU@SXSW aim to disrupt these statistics by offering students like me early exposure and recruitment opportunities in tech, entrepreneurship and investment. Here’s a look at my first experience at SXSW during the interactive week. 

The Golden Ticket

As a rising senior at Hampton University (the real H-U!), I’ve been on a mission to take advantage of all the opportunities I can that will help build my network and potentially lead to a “dream job” placement. I first learned about HBCU@SXSW during Spotify’s 20/20 Shift conference last year.  After a rigorous application process that required the submission of several essays, a “shark tank” pitch, recommendation letters, a resume and a video, I was one of 125 students selected from more than 2,000 applicants. This meant so much to me, particularly because I am a non-technical student majoring in strategic communications. I knew my application needed to stand out in order to compete. Plus, I’ve always wanted to attend SXSW and was excited to be going with all expenses paid through the program!  

The Line-Up

The HBCU@SXSW line-up was jam packed with seminars and representatives from tech companies like Mailchimp, Google, Twitter and Spotify.  There was so much to see and do, therefore, our mornings were early and nights were late (especially if you enjoy a good party like me).  

On day one of the conference, students were greeted at the OHUBHOUSE (Maggie Mae’s in the heart of Austin’s 6th Street) with lunch and corporate presentations by Comcast, Mailchimp, Microsoft and Twitter. Next, Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first black woman to own a billion-dollar company poured out all of her wisdom during a chat. We also attended a professional workshop from Pat Kirkland, and interactive panels from startups like Axes & Eggs, Project 99 and Capway, followed by a lively night breakfast hosted by Twitter.

During day two, students were up bright and early and headed back downtown to enjoy a presentation by LinkedIn on the importance of using the site to best increase their visibility to recruiters. Following the presentation, students and corporate representatives discussed the importance of mentorship and how to foster meaningful professional relationships. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to speak to recruiters from companies like Microsoft, Capital One, Mailchimp and LinkedIn, because it allowed me the ability to gain a better insight on how to converse with recruiters, what they’re looking for on applications and how to ensure that my resume stands out.

Day three kicked off with Kimetic Yoga, instructed by Yirsir Ra Hotep. Students later visited Capital One house where we were surprised by an inspirational Q&A with film director Spike Lee. After we headed back to OHUBHouse, Facebook and Oculus presented a live demonstration of their latest virtual reality game. Then Google, presented us with an inside look at their Google Cloud Platform, followed by a panel discussing being black in tech. Lastly, the night ended with the launch of the Ecosystem Wealth App Launch, hosted by Jay Z’s legendary DJ and producer, Young Guru.

By day four, students started returning home, however, many still had the opportunity to roam the SXSW conference in its entirety. We visited the Google House, YouTube House, Twitter house and Africa House. There was also a convention center filled with the latest technology from across the globe.

SX NO LIE

No lies here, SXSW was one of the best experiences of my college career! I’ve made so many connections, and I feel even more inspired to take my non-profit start up, as well as my social media digital marketing career, to the next level. We received invaluable information and access to industry leaders and top recruiters. I am most grateful for the opportunity to network with a cohort of students with similar ambitions — all destined to do great things!  

I think it’s important that we recognize that we each have an opportunity to improve the wealth disparities in the black community — whether it’s by starting our own businesses or getting involved in tech (because it’s clearly not going anywhere) — and then paying it forward by creating access and opportunities for others. I’m grateful for the work OHUB is doing to change the landscape, or as OHUB CEO Rodney Sampson says, the “ecosystem,” to provide this type of access to students like me through programs like HBCU@SXSW.  We are qualified and coming to rewrite the statistics!

These Founders Are Leveraging A Trillion Dollars To Fix The Funding Problem For Black Startups

According to the 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, investments into venture-backed companies were higher than they have been in the past decade. Last year 5,948 investment deals were made, totaling a record-setting $61.4 billion dollars. Yes, 2017 was a momentous year for companies like WeWork who received a $3 billion-dollar infusion of venture capital. Although there are billions of dollars being distributed every year, studies show that less than 1% of VC-funded startup founders are black. There are tons of "pre-accelerators" to teach underrepresented founders about startups, business models and introduce them to other several topics. Most of these pre-accelerators are corporate sponsored programs with plenty of funding for the actual programs but little to none of that funding go towards the founders.

Co-founders Troy Wilson and Eldredge Washington believe that their new app, Invesu, is the solution to the extreme lack of funding available for black-owned businesses. Invesu is a community investment fund for black founders. Their mission is to provide capital for deserving black founders who are disrupting their industries by leveraging the everyday purchases of conscious consumers. It is no secret that black Americans currently have a buying power of $1.3 trillion dollars. Unfortunately, that money has failed to circulate back into the black community until now. 

The Invesu app enables its users to collectively create a fund in two ways. The first method automatically rounds up users’ everyday transactions to the nearest dollar. The second allows its users to earn cash back for the fund by shopping with specific retail partners including restaurants, clothing stores, grocery stores, car rental companies, and more. Invesu empowers its users with the ability to vote which companies in our community receive investment from the fund. The voting process can be simply described as “Shark Tank” in your hand.

By merging the African and Caribbean practices of the susu, (an informal means of collecting and saving money through partnerships) with technology, Troy and Eldredge believe that we are now able to give black entrepreneurs access to funding that they may have never received. In turn, allowing the businesses to flourish, become profitable and provide opportunities for the community. And that’s just the beginning of what the power of our spending and Invesu can do!

Ultimately, Invesu envisions a world where all black founders have the access to funding fueled by the power of black economics.