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The Good News Is...

The number of women and minority-owned businesses has soared over the past 5 years.  


The Bad News Is...

98% of them do not have access to the investor funds that could help them start and grow their businesses. 

39%
Women-owned businesses in the U.S.
117%
The percentage of women-owned businesses that has increased in the U.S. since 2017
322%
The percentage of Black women-owned businesses that have soared since 2015
79%
The increase in minority-owned businesses between 2007-2017

Women-owned businesses receive only 2.3% of investor funding.

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Women of color-owned businesses receive only .0006% of investor funding. 


Investors are missing out on $4.4 trillion in business receipts because of these disparities.  

"Had the number of women and minority-owned businesses and portion of revenues matched their percentage in the labor force - 56% - then 2012 gross receipts would have increased to $6.8 trillion, suggesting a missed opportunity of $4.4 trillion."


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Investors acknowledge that many women and minority-owned businesses receive at-or above average returns

92% of investors said that they believe women-owned businesses receive at or above average returns.  81% say the same for minorities.

  

The most common narratives why women and minority-owned businesses are denied access to VC funding?

Racism

Sexism

Cultural differences

Not a priority for investors

Women and minorities are judged differently

Fear of rejection

 

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The Reality

Regardless of the reasons why venture capitalists do not fund more women and minority-owned businesses, the reality is that they will not change anytime soon, if at all. 

The venture capitalists that do fund women and minority-owned businesses seem to focus on technologies. 

The majority of women and minorities who desire to become entrepreneurs, but are not in technology, have only three options...

1. Continue to struggle operating their businesses and hoping for the best
2. Return to working for a salary
3. Join a network marketing company where only 3% become successful

Our Solution

By using SaaS and PaaS cloud-based platforms, we have created a unique and exciting business model designed for women and minorities who desire to become successful entrepreneurs.

As a digital entrepreneur, there is no need for venture capital funding or a bank loan to start or scale a business.