By KIMBERLY WILSON via https://www.essence.com
We all know the statistics — even though Black women are the fasting growing group of entrepreneurs, we’re still the smallest percentage of all VC funding.
Sevetri Wilson however, didn’t let the naysayers stop her. This year she solidified her place on the list (along with 33 others), as one of few Black women founders to raise more than a million dollars in funding — she did $2 million, in fact. Wilson is founder and CEO of ExemptMeNow, an online platform that simplifies the process of creating and maintaining a nonprofit.
Don’t get discouraged — there’s hope for us all. The pool of funds raised by bBack women founders increased 500%, from $50 million in 2016 to almost $250 million in 2017. There are also 2.5 times as many startups founded by Black women in 2018 than there were in 2016.
At AfroTech, Wilson had a one on one “Founder Chat” with Megan Holston-Alexander to discuss what life is like during the “Seed Stage.” Following this discussion, we spoke with …