Diverse Dollars Create Stable Companies

As venture capital dollars become more diverse, so will the amount of money invested in founders of color who are changing the business landscape and creating financially stable companies.

Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius Founder, Martha's Vineyard 2022Tim Carver
Christal Jackson is a true visionary. She founded Mosaic Genius, a company that creates stunning mosaics from recycled materials. Her work has been featured in major magazines and she has won numerous awards.

The global need to address access to capital inequities is greater than ever and it lies with putting entrepreneurs and investors of color in the forefront. This is where Christal Jackson’s Mosaic Genius Exchange, a membership-only platform created to connect underserved founders with access to capital, is poised to disrupt the traditionally vanilla-laced investor sector. When venture capital dollars that are expected to reach $584.4 billion by 2027 start to diversify, so will the capital commitments to founders of color who are shifting the business paradigm and building economically solvent companies.

As we all know, the world is constantly changing and evolving. Sometimes, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest news and developments.

It is clear that the world economy is not working for everyone. There is a huge disparity in access to capital, which is preventing many people from achieving their full potential. This is something that needs to be addressed urgently in order to create a more stable and prosperous world economy. Jackson's comments echo this sentiment, and it is clear that something needs to be done to improve the system. By creating a space for connecting resources to Genius, we can help to level the playing field and create a more healthy economy for everyone.

Head and Heart Philanthropy's Mosaic Genius Exchange is a much-needed initiative that will help support black entrepreneurs in the United States. While there is no shortage of genius or talent among black entrepreneurs, they have historically received far less venture capital funding than their white counterparts. This has created significant barriers to entry and has made it difficult for black entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses. The Mosaic Genius Exchange will help to level the playing field and provide much-needed support to black entrepreneurs. This is a vital step in creating a more inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In order to identify and support entrepreneurs of color, it is important to venture outside of traditional spaces. This means meeting people where they are and building an ecosystem of support. Jackson's advice is to be willing to do this in order to create opportunities for entrepreneurs of color.

As more and more people move into cities, it is becoming increasingly important to have access to cultural capital.

The Mosaic Genius Exchange is a unique network of founders, investors, fund managers, corporations, foundations, non-profits, government officials, celebrities, and influencers. This ecosystem has been carefully curated by Jackson over the last 20 years to create a powerful force for social good.

In order to achieve true social and racial equity, it is important for venture capitalists to work across sectors to deploy restorative capital back into Black and brown communities. This will help to close the racial equity gaps that exist in our society. Additionally, advocating for policies that impact systems changing is also key.

Situational awareness is a term used to describe the ability to be aware of what is happening around you in your environment.

It is encouraging to see investors and corporations taking action to address systemic racial and gender inequalities. Both Citigroup and Bank of America made $1 billion pledges to address the racial wealth gap, and Softbank launched a $100 million fund for entrepreneurs of color. PayPal is putting $530 million toward supporting Black and underrepresented minority businesses and communities. These commitments will help to create more economic opportunities for those who have been historically underserved and marginalized.