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'I'm Seeking What's Due' — Isaac Hayes III Opens Up About The Alleged Treatment He's Received From The Press As A Black Founder

The amount of work that Black founders have to put in just to be seen or acknowledged is unacceptable, which is why Isaac Hayes III is sharing his own personal story of navigating the tech world. “I think from a media perspective, it’s pretty tough trying to build this company and then not get the same visibility from [the] press that inferior startups are getting,” Hayes told us exclusively. As previously reported by AfroTech, Hayes launched Fanbase to allow Black creatives the opportunity to monetize their content. Through the photo, video, and live streaming social media networking app, users can monetize posts — something that isn’t always the norm for Black creatives whose content is used across various platforms for little to no pay. Although the app is competing against some pretty established names, Hayes says that the biggest hurdle for any startup “is always capital.” “You can fund anything to success. In the startup world, most often, they’re given money until they crest...

Jul 22, 2022