Listen to our conversation with Mercedes Bent, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners on their consumer investing team.
This interview is part of Harvard Ventures Black Lives Matter fundraising and education efforts. All the proceeds from the sponsored segments of this podcast episode will be donated to organizations aiming to create equal opportunities for the advancement of Black entrepreneurs and investors in startupland.
We at Harvard Ventures stand in firm solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and we recognize as a community of builders with tremendous privilege to be studying at Harvard we have a responsibility to use all our platforms to demand justice for all victims of racially motivated violence and be active leaders in shaping the changes we want to see in startupland, in America, and in our world.
Next week, we will be launching our AMPLIFY series in collaboration with the Yale Entrepreneurial Society. Together, we have mobilized 10 universities across the country to host weekly virtual speaker events featuring the experiences, creations, triumphs, hardships, and learnings of Black entrepreneurs, executives, and investors.
AMPLIFY mission statement: http://tinyurl.com/amplifymission
Join the AMPLIFY mailing list to stay updated on our events: http://tinyurl.com/amplifymail (open for everyone to join!)
This is the first of many ongoing initiatives Harvard Ventures is committed to working towards to uplift underrepresented groups in startup land. So special thank you again to Mercedes for joining us and to all of you for listening, donating, and sharing.
Additional resources for BLM donations: https://tinyurl.com/HVBLMDonations
Listen to our conversation with Benjamin Wei, tech entrepreneur and non-profit founder.
The COVID Foundation is on a mission to provide essential medical supplies to those who need it most. The organization achieves this by analyzing data to identify the most urgent need, with an emphasis on marginalized communities in the areas hit hardest by COVID-19.
**Visit https://www.covid.cm/opportunities for volunteer opportunities and more ways to support Ben and The COVID Foundation’s work.
Listen to our conversation with John Warner, inventor, entrepreneur, and pioneer in green chemistry, and founder of Beyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to green chemistry education for scientists, educators, and citizens alike.
Listen to our conversation with Gary Cohn, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, Director of the National Economic Council and chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018, and now advisor and venture capital investor for companies operating in the cybersecurity, blockchain infrastructure, and medical technology sectors.
Listen to our conversation with Strauss Zelnick, Harvard grad, the CEO of Take Two Interactive (video game producer of Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K, and many more), and former President of 20th Century Fox and CEO of Columbia Music Entertainment.
Listen to our conversation with Anne Dwane on how she became Co-Founder and Partner at Village Global as she offers insights on what it’s like to have created early stage fund backed by founders like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Sara Blakely, and more.