Startup Grind: Reaching Diverse Founders

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Raising capital is incredibly difficult, time consuming, and stress inducing, then you layer on the fact that minorities are receiving a fraction of that capital. In fact, LGBTQ founders only make up 1% of venture deals received annually. What’s being done about? Join us for a talk with Densil R. Porteous who is bringing new leadership and focus to this initiative as CEO of Pride Fund 1. 


Pride Fund 1

Pride Fund 1 is an early-stage and growth venture capital fund with an aim to empower a generation of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to pursue and obtain their “passion” of owning and operating their own business.


  • Densil Porteous

    Densil Porteous

    Pride Fund 1


    Densil R. Porteous is CEO of Pride Fund 1 and Founder/Chief Strategist at DePorteous Consulting. With a keen interest in the tech and startup, Porteous has advised and worked with partners like Varsity Group, Zinch acquired by Chegg, Vireo Labs, Ulyngo (acquired by Modo Labs), Acceptd, RaiseMe, Rev1 Ventures, Juggle,...

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    Monday, Nov 9
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

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