#96 Monique Woodard, Venture Capitalist


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Monique Woodard fell into venture capital. Or...wait. Actually, no. Monique grew up in rural Florida. Starting with an Atari game system and moving to a Commodore computer, she learned to write computer code This, in a place where coding was far from the norm, and computer class required a drive into town. She eventually became a venture capitalist, investing in such companies as: Blavity, Court Buddy, Silvernest, and Mented Cosmetics.

In this podcast we discuss Monique’s journey from the farms of rural Northern Florida to Miami’s music scene, to Silicon Valley. We discuss how she established herself as an entrepreneur, and founded the organization Black Founders, eventually becoming a venture capitalist. We cover a wide range of topics, including her demographic investment thesis, and why it should not be conflated with ‘diversity initiatives’.


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