Investing in Diversity: Fireside chat with Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital

Overview

In the UK and US, fewer than 1% of startup founders who are Black receive venture funding. This is a narrative that we know needs to shift for the entire startup ecosystem to thrive. We invite Sarah Kunst, managing director of Cleo Capital, a former senior advisor at Bumble and contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine to discuss the diversity crisis that continues to impede the technology industry.

Kunst has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30, and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting, amongst many other accolades. Marc Andreessen named her one of his 55 Unknown Rock Stars in Tech.

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Lead Speakers

Sarah Kunst

Managing Director Cleo Capital

Deborah Okenla

Founder & CEO YSYS