Fundraising while Black, with Beyu’s Dorian Bolden and Resilient Ventures’ Keith Daniel

After running a successful coffee shop for 10 years and even expanding into a new location, Beyu Caffe’s Dorian Bolden decided it was time to expand even further. He decided to raise capital, and even though he was a Duke graduate with a long history of success, he knew that he was seen differently than the white founders raising as well.

Tune in to hear Dorian’s journey in ultimately raising capital and his advice who are navigating the same path.

Dorien Bolden is the CEO and Chief Vision Office of The Beyu Group. | Beyu Food Project

Keith Daniel is the co-founder and managing partner at Resilient Ventures.

Equity Raise is hosted by Naya Fela Powell, presented by American Underground, sponsored by The Diversity Movement, and produced by Earfluence.


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