One way to hold folks accountable is to keep openly talking about inequities. This is one reason why TechCrunch has decided to create a forum for Black founders to — anonymously or not — submit their open, honest experiences of what it is like to fundraise for their startups today.

We want to hear what investors still say to you behind closed doors. We want to know how often you’ve had to code-switch, and what the anxiety levels are still like when walking into certain rooms. We want to know the good parts, like who are the allies, but also the bad parts, like who are the bullies.

We acknowledge that this is not a new conversation, and there is much fatigue in constantly having the same conversations. But, it’s important to hold on, as there is much work to be done.

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TechCrunch wants to hear Black founders’ stories of VC fundraising by Dominic-Madori Davis originally published on TechCrunch

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