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Although Maisha Leek Says She Cares About The World — She Also Says, 'But I Am A Capitalist'

The world may refuse to pay attention to Black founders, but here at AfroTech, we’re always looking for ways to help others launch that next big idea, and Maisha Leek has the same mind. During this week’s episode of Black Tech Green Money, Maisha Leek joined host Will Lucas to discuss her work at the time as a partner at Human Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm and startup studio. As someone who operates in her gift, Leek has a spot for helping startups work through their business strategy along with opportunities and operations. Her work has included helping corporate innovation teams build entrepreneurial and residence programs as well as identifying founders that align with their respective investment thesis. “I emphasize the ‘C’ in capitalist and just so I am clear, I care about the world, but I am a capitalist,” she explained. “I don’t like to align myself with these people because even if they’re icons of American history, they also did terrible things to...

Oct 26, 2021