What would a venture capitalist say about that? Startups get a chance to find out
Pearson talked Nichols into agreeing to be Blacktech Week’s first VC in Residence. The program, first of its kind, will have top VC’s spend a month in Miami advising and guiding black, Latinx and Caribbean entrepreneurs. “You can’t beat coming to Miami in April, but more importantly, Miami is rich in culture and our investment thesis is about understanding global culture to predict where consumers will spend their dollars,” said Nichols, who leads one of the relative few black-led venture capital funds in the U.S. “Black and Latinx cultures have been known for early adopters, so for understanding what is going on in those communities, Miami is a melting pot. For me it is a lot of learning.” Read the Miami Herald article.