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Equity Crowdfunding
A guide to equity crowdfunding Professors, politicians, and prognosticators have—for years—implored the black community to “take all the money you spend on clothes, shoes, and hair, and put it into investing or starting a business.” Equity crowdfunding provides a new opportunity...
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Trippie App CEO Ryan Diew on Shark Tank
Millennial entrepreneur receives ‘tough love’ from the Sharks Ryan Diew pitched Trippie on the Season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the show, Black Enterprise contributor Brandon Andrews sat down with Diew for an interview about the show and his mobile app...
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truCrowd Chicago CEO Florence Hardy
The Howard University grad on opportunities for black investors and entrepreneurs Florence Hardy is CEO of truCrowd Illinois, a state-level equity crowdfunding platform allowing Illinois residents to invest in startups. She is also COO of Fundanna-an equity crowdfunding platform...
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Jetpack Mobile App
Equity crowdfunding can create investing- and wealth-building equity for diverse entrepreneurs Providing consumer products to customers anytime they need, Jetpack is a “last mile,” on-demand service with delivery times often less than 15 minutes. Jetpack is one of several...
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WhoseYourLandlord Logo
New funding opportunity has potential to supercharge black-owned startups A startup with a platform targeted to millennial apartment renters, WhoseYourLandlord, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest. WhoseYourLandlord is one of several black-owned...
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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME -
The self-professed “introvert entrepreneur” just landed $20,000 in funding for her invention Tara Darnley is the co-founder of Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten—an innovative baby teething solution that allows babies to self-soothe while sucking on the teether. Recently,...
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Twin sisters launch service to help empower women with auto repair and maintenance Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells used automobile tires and tire services—and is targeted to women. The twin sisters recently...
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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME -
Their invention means never having to struggle carrying laundry Najma and Yusuf  Jamaludeen are siblings that collaborated to create an innovative laundry product, BasketMate. The duo pitched their product recently on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Brandon Andrews of Values...
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Lets you record high-quality audio whenever from wherever Brandyn Armstrong is CEO, founder, and inventor of the Studio Stick, a device that allows artists—musicians, podcasters, lecturers, book recorders and others—to record their songs/ideas at the moment they’re inspired while...
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