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


In the UK and US, fewer than 1% of startup founders who are black receive venture funding. 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 & contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine to come and 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. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Women in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Pitchbook Top Black VC To Watch and honored as a top woman in STEM by Create & Cultivate. 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