Meet LOCENT CEO/Founder MATT JOSEPH!!!
MATT JOSEPH recently took to his TWITTER to describe the experiences that he has had as a BLACK ENTREPRENEUR trying to raise money.
BUSINESS INSIDER reports Venture Capitalists (VC) are under pressure not to appear racist, so they claim to only invest on merit and the company.
As a result, venture capitalists are dodging the race issue entirely, to their own detriment. They don't get a full understanding of what it's taken entrepreneurs like him to succeed in face of challenges they can't control.
MATT JOSEPH says;
"I always put my business first. But let's stop pretending like race isn't an issue," Joseph says. "Subconscious bias is just as damaging as overt bias. And for tech to move forward, these issues need to come out into the open. Not just for founders, but for everyone in the ecosystem. So please, don't sweep race under the rug when you meet me. Talk to me about it. It'll help you understand why I'm going to succeed."
Here is Matt Joseph KEEPING It 1000: