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Black Tech Green Money presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth-building strategies from a Black perspective. Hosted by Will Lucas (@willlucas), an entrepreneur, content creator, and Brand Manager at AfroTech, the world's largest Black tech digital platform and conference, Black Tech Green Money is THE podcast for Black entrepreneurs and moguls in the making.

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    • 4.5 • 113 Ratings

Black Tech Green Money presents the stories of successful Black entrepreneurs and technologists, as well as actionable advice and wealth-building strategies from a Black perspective. Hosted by Will Lucas (@willlucas), an entrepreneur, content creator, and Brand Manager at AfroTech, the world's largest Black tech digital platform and conference, Black Tech Green Money is THE podcast for Black entrepreneurs and moguls in the making.

    Here's $40 million to reimagine education w/ Ruben Harris

    Here's $40 million to reimagine education w/ Ruben Harris

    Ruben Harris CEO and Co-Founder at Career Karma, which gives you the information, tools, and support you need to quickly get into a tech career. They recently announced a $40 million series B to bolster their efforts to reimagine education.
    On the episode, Ruben talks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about the future of education, what colleges and universities need to do to compete, and his $40 million series B.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more at AfroTech.com https://instagram.com/afro.tech
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    • 52 min
    Venture Capital 101 w/ Nasir Qadree

    Venture Capital 101 w/ Nasir Qadree

    Nasir Qadree is the Founder and Managing Partner of Zeal Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based inclusive investment vehicle focused on partnering with exceptional management teams with diverse backgrounds and skillsets narrowing America’s Wealth and Skills gap. He entered the world of venture capital six years ago, and announced last year that that he’d closed an oversubscribed first fund with $62.1 million, making it one of the largest funds to be raised by a solo general partner to date. It was initially targeting $25 million.
    On this episode, Nasir speaks with Will Lucas about the fundamentals of VC, what a fund is, how partners operate, and how founders navigate the fundraising process successfully.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more at AfroTech.com https://instagram.com/afro.tech

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    • 45 min
    Funding and Addressing the Needs of the Underrepresented founders and consumers w/ Sean Mendy

    Funding and Addressing the Needs of the Underrepresented founders and consumers w/ Sean Mendy

    Sean Mendy is a co-founding Partner of Concrete Rose which invests financial & social capital into exceptional ventures led by underrepresented founders of color, founders addressing the needs of underrepresented consumers of color, and founders with a demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive cultures and building diverse teams.
    On this episode, Sean speaks with AfroTech's Will Lucas about growing up in Silicon Valley and how it shapes his worldview, and how his professional work gets more Black people hired at startups.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more at AfroTech.com https://instagram.com/afro.tech
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    • 46 min
    Understanding Equity Cap Tables w/ Marlon Nichols

    Understanding Equity Cap Tables w/ Marlon Nichols

    Marlon Nichols, a VC with Mac Venture Capital is on the main stage helping us understand startup funding rounds, and their impacts on the cap table, a spreadsheet or table that shows the equity capitalization for a company. Cap tables include all the equity in a company, like common and preferred shares, and more.
    Marlon is THE person to give this talk, he’s a seed-stage venture capitalist that invests in visionary founders building the future that the world wants to see. Some of his current and previous portfolio companies include Blavity (which owns AfroTech), Gimlet Media, LISNR, Mayvenn, MongoDB, PlayVS, and more. This talk was presented at AfroTech 2017, held in San Francisco, CA.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
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    • 53 min
    The Business of eSports w/ Delane Parnell

    The Business of eSports w/ Delane Parnell

    Delane Parnell is founder and CEO at PlayVS, which makes a Web app used by U.S. schools to create esports teams and participate in state-sanctioned, competitive leagues. The app schedules matches, tracks player statistics and auto-reports wins and losses, which prevent cheating in popular games like League of Legends.
    His startup has raised $96 million dollars in just 13 months.
    This talk is a throwback to AfroTech 2019, held in Oakland, CA. Delane joins Blavity’s HNIC Morgan DeBaun on the main stage.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
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    • 41 min
    Toy Making, Representation, and Securing Shelf Space w/ Yelitsa Jean-Charles

    Toy Making, Representation, and Securing Shelf Space w/ Yelitsa Jean-Charles

    Yelitsa Jean-Charles is the founder and CEO of Healthy Roots Dolls, which makes toys that represent more diverse backgrounds. A Detroit native, her dolls teach natural hair care to young girls of color through the toys.
    On this episode, Yelitsa chats with AfroTech's Will Lucas about toys and social impact, acquiring or being acquired, and how startups can secure shelf space in major retail outlets.
    Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucas
    Learn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

3 C's ,

Great & Inspiring Show

I finished this timely ep.34 on my way commute to work. “Putting Yourself in a position to be successful” was very inspiring and just what I needed to push me to keep going. Thanks for the motivation, encouragement & inspiration!

IconDee15 ,

“Those times are now back, just now called Afrotech” - Jay-Z

Great podcast to learn about black tech entrepreneurs and more of our people in the tech industry. I’ve learned about a lot of apps, companies, and services created by Black people that I’ve started using today. I love Afrotech and Blavity for all they’re doing for our people. Will is a great host who is very knowledgeable, ask. Great questions, let’s the guest speak their answers, and has great media training. My favorite podcast will always listen as a black man in tech.

bcfree002 ,

Well informed m inspiring

Great guests and always informative!

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