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How to Invest in BIPOC-Owned Companies

Black women in the United States make up the majority of those starting new businesses Yet, only 66 percent of #businesses run by Black and Indigenous people of color (BIPOC) receive a percentage of requested funds—compared to 80 percent of white business owners.

Entrepreneurship can be a fundamental pathway to economic growth and wealth-building. Yet, entrepreneurship is fundamentally different for those who have access to capital, and those who do not. These challenges are even greater for Black business owners. These individuals are unusually constrained by under

capitalization and lack access to a traditional advisor and investor networks. capital decision-makers need to be knowledgeable about the history and root causes of the country’s racial wealth gaps.

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