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List of Black Women who work for venture capitalists

The following lists some of the Black women working for VC firms. While we think this is a good sign, remember - the problem is with the VC model itself, not with the color or gender of the people who populate the firms. You're still not going to be able to get money from these firms unless you fit the demographic they prefer. See: Small Business Financing, Black People and Venture Capital

Black Woman VCs (click on their name to be taken to their Crunchbase profile...or look them up on LinkedIn.)

Jacqueline Grant
Principal, Abingworth

Karen Kerr
Executive Managing Director
GE Ventures

Nicole Walker
Partner, Venture Capital – Healthcare
Baird Capital

Candice Matthews
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Hillman Accelerator

Tracy Gray
Founder and Managing Partner
The 22 Fund

Abyah Wynn
Co-founder and Managing Director
Twenty65 Fund

Monique Idlett-Mosley
Managing Partner
Reign Ventures

Erica Duignan Minnihan
Founding Partner
1000 Angels and Reign Ventures

Nicole Sanchez
Investment Partner at XFactor Ventures

Diane Henry
Technology Angel Investor
Rogue Capital Collective

Lorine Pendleton
New York Chair, TIGER 21
Investment Partner - Portfolia

Ita Ekpoudom
GingerBread Capital

Jillian Williams
Investment Principal
Anthemis Group

Mariah Lichtenstern
Founding Partner and Managing Director
DiverseCity Ventures

Monique Woodard
Early Stage Investor

Hadiyah Mujhid
CEO and Founder

Shauntel (Poulson) Garvey
General Partner
Reach Capital

Sydney Sykes
Co-Founder, Co-Chair

Adina Tecklu
Venture Investor
Canaan Partners

Uriridiakoghene (Ulili) Onovakpuri
Kapor Capital

Sydney Thomas
Senior Associate
Precursor Ventures