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Kathryn Finney's Genius Guild Raises $5M+ to Grow An Ecosystem of Black-Founded Companies

Serial entrepreneur, Kathryn Finney, is on a mission to establish a powerful business-creation platform in support of Black founders and Black-led companies. According to Crunchbase News, Finney and her Atlanta-based startup Genius Guild have just raised over $5 million total to build upon the company’s approach to create more opportunities for Black entrepreneurs. This includes providing investment through its Greenhouse Fund to tech-enabled companies, as well as a lab and studio that have tools to help Black founders improve the health of their communities. Funds for this new project come from a number of investment partners including Pivotal Ventures, The Impact Seat, First Close partners, and Lowenstein Sadler partner Ed Zimmerman as well as individual investors such as Andrew Bosworth (Facebook), a press release shares. Genius Guild aims to “build and invest in market-based innovations that end racism,” as stated on the company’s website. “Forward-thinking and full of purpose,...

Njera Perkins

Apr 5, 2021