When you think about the typical entrepreneur that raises millions of venture capital, you probably think of one standard archetype. A specific background, education, and set of work experience. But what should you do if you don’t fit that very specific set of qualifications?
In her new book Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business when You’re Not a Rich White Guy, Kathryn Finney talks about how to look past the naysayers to build your business – no matter what! She talks about how to get started, how to find capital even when you’re overlooked by most investors, and how to scale your business. Plus, she explains how you can leverage your network to get people who believe in you on board.
Meet our guest:
Kathryn Finney is an investor, visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and startup champion who is Founder and Managing General Partner of Genius Guild. She is the chair of The Doonie Fund and founder and former CEO of digitalundivided, a groundbreaking social enterprise focused on creating a world where black women own their work. She is also the founder of The Budget Fashionista (TBF) and became one of the first black women to have a successful seven-figure startup exit when she sold TBF. A Yale-trained Epidemiologist, she has been recognized for her path-breaking work by the Aspen Institute, Entrepreneur Magazine, Marie Claire, Ebony, Inc. Magazine, Black Enterprise, and more.