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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,...

Apr 5, 2021

NBA Vet Jalen Rose Teams Up With New York Post For Multi-Platform Partnership

NBA veteran Jalen Rose has worn many hats in the media space during his 30-year tenure in the spotlight. The TV personality, podcast host, New York Times bestselling author, and now “Renaissance Man” is set to launch a multi-platform content program through his new partnership with the New York Post, according to Forbes . #RenaissanceMan coming soon……. @nypost — Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) August 20, 2020 It will arrive in the form of a weekly column, as well as a weekly video and podcast series all hosted by Rose. Sean Giancola, CEO and Publisher of The New York Post, said in a statement : “Jalen is an extraordinary talent and we’re very excited to have him join our New York Post family. As an industry veteran and highly regarded influencer, Jalen will bring his experience and perspective on a wide variety of topics to our audience of over 100 million engaged sports, entertainment and style enthusiasts. We are looking forward to delivering entertaining and...

Aug 21, 2020