THE LARGEST MIDWEST CONFERENCE BRINGING BLACK VENTURE INVESTORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TOGETHER, EVER.
The challenge is clear: only 3% of venture capitalists are Black, with even fewer controlling the $80B+ invested annually in the US. In the past few years VC has become more diverse, but slowly and minimally. The goal of this group is to increase the number of Black investment professionals in venture capital and build a community so that Black investors can help each other succeed. Anyone with an interest to further their career in VC, enter the industry now or sometime in the future, or simply support the mission of increasing the representation of people of color investing in founders that may or may not look like them should attend!
BLCK VC was formed to connect, engage, empower, and advance Black venture investors by providing a focused community built for Black venture investors, by Black venture investors. Since its inception, we’ve worked to develop the community through both social and educational events focused on advancing Black investors. We're excited to be joined by our friends at LatinX for this event as well.
965 W Chicago Ave
Bessemer Venture Partners
Chicago Teachers' Pension Fun
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
FOUNDER / CEO
Muller & Monroe Asset Management
50 South Capital
FOUNDER / ANGEL
Five To Nine
CO-FOUNDER / CEO
Storm Ventures & BLCK VC
Principal & Co-founder
M25 & BLCK VC
Frederik is a principal at Storm Ventures. After finishing school, Frederik spent two years as CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) with more than one hundred employees and total assets exceeding $15 million – including overseeing Stanford’s accelerator program. Frederik is also a mentor with the East Bay College Fund which works with minority college students coming from underprivileged communities throughout the east bay.
He is also the Co-Founder for BLCK VC which strives to connect, engage, empower, and advance Black venture investors by providing a focused community built for and by Black venture investors.