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Black-Led Social Space Somewhere Good Raises $3.75M, Investors Include Gabrielle Union

Last year, Naj Austin — founder and CEO of people of color-focused social workspace Ethel’s Club — had a vision to reimagine the way social media platforms work by creating Somewhere Good, a one-stop-shop space for Black and people of color to connect freely online. This week, Austin and her team announced a $3.75 million seed round to help the platform continue to innovate a digital space where our communities can center our identities. According to a press release, the funding round was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm True Ventures with participation from celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Harrison Barnes. Other investors who participated include Slauson & Co., NextView Ventures, Ellen Pao (Project Include), Ashley Mayer (Glossier), Toyin Ajayi (Cityblock), Jackie Nelson (Tribe AI), Lindsay Ullman (IAC), Helena Hambrecht (Haus), Tina Bou-Saba (Big Future Fund), Jillian Williams (Cowboy VC) and 2PM Inc. “I invested in Somewhere Good because I deeply believe in Naj’s...

May 19, 2021