The number of Black women who have ownership in sports teams is vastly low, which is why we love to see when more enter the space. Sara “Lovestyle” Hood — a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Sara Belay Inc. — is up next!
Dec 7, 2022
From the beginning of Broad Street Ventures’ (BSV) inception in 2020, Malcolm Jenkins has been dedicated to creating a space for Black and brown women in the venture capital (VC) industry. Among the goals for BSV — a $10 million investment vehicle funded entirely by Black and brown investors including a small group of fellow NFL players — is prioritizing backing the underrepresented group. Jenkins has continuously watched their relentless work that moves mountains across sectors alongside BSV’s Co-founder and General Partner Ralonda Johnson. Jenkins credits Johnson as the disruptor and mastermind behind the success the first-of-its-kind fund’s investment portfolio — which includes Airbnb, Epic Games, Dapper Labs, Turo, and more — has seen in less than two years. “I’ve always been one to bet on women and put women in spots of positions of leadership,” Jenkins told AfroTech in an interview. “Ralonda Johnson has been a lifelong, good friend of mine, who’s the one kind of pulling the...
Feb 24, 2022