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Here's How Equal Ventures' Richard Kerby Helps People Prepare Their Mindset For The Venture Capital Space

If you’re looking for a manual on access to capital for your business, AfroTech has you covered! On the latest episode of Black Tech Green Money, host Will Lucas sat down with the Co-Founder and General Partner at Equal Ventures, Richard Kerby. Kerby, who holds experience as an investor at Venrock, where he led seed-stage and Series A stage venture capital (VC) investments in 6Sennse, Amino Apps, Beckon, Burner, Luxe Valet and Salsify, first discussed the characteristics of a good VC and how to know if a gig is a fit for one’s personality and profile. He also broke down what VC is truly all about and the mindset one must have to enter into the business. “Venture Capital is about investing in and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs, and so that means that you’re finding companies that are hopefully diamonds in the rough,” said Kerby. “You’re also trying to figure out if that investment is a good fit for your investment profile, and then, you’re making the investment, and while you...

Oct 12, 2021

Equal Ventures Introduces $56M Seed-Stage Venture Fund

Rick Zullo and Richard Kerby have announced the launch of their new venture firm, Equal Ventures , a firm dedicated to bridging the digital divide and investing in founders of the next generation. Equal Ventures’ thesis based foundation sets a goal of backing startups, who are in the business of transforming society, not just the technology stack. Along with the launch of Equal Ventures, Zullo and Kerby have also created their first fund, Equal Ventures Fund I, which is a $56 million seed-stage venture fund. 2/ We raised $56M for our inaugural fund and are incredibly grateful to all of the supporters (family, friends, LPs, advisors, mentors) who helped us get to where we are today. They say “it takes a village” and we are truly humbled the village the came out to support us. — Equal Ventures (@EqualVentures) February 11, 2020 Equal Ventures prides itself on being a new type of firm for a new age of founders and focuses on the deployment of technology instead of developing...

Feb 11, 2020