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We're excited to announce our 3rd annual When Founder Met Funder Program!

When Founder Met Funder brings together promising Black female founders with VCs. Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US, yet they receive less than 1% of overall venture funding. This event offers a unique opportunity for Black female founders to connect with investors and fellow founders in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Thanks to the leadership of Domonique Fines, Megan Holston-Alexander, Julia Collins, & Judene Small, we’ve successfully served 200+ founders with the help of 50+ VCs. Our program will be fully digital again and we'll be delivering access, guidance, and magic via the world wide web! 

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Event Details

When: Thursday September 9th (Founder Networking) & Friday September 10th @ 9:30 am PT (Annual Event)

Where: Online

2021 Agenda at a Glance
  • Fireside Chat: Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital and Julia Collins, Founder and CEO, Planet FWD
  • WFMF Founder Spotlight: Khadijah Robinson, Founder of Nile and Head of Product, Shop Circulate and Megan Holston-Alexander, Cultural Leadership Fund Partner, Andreessen Horowitz 
  • Funder Breakouts: Kobie Fuller (Upfront Ventures), Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Sarah Kunst (Cleo Capital), Mercedes Bent (Lightspeed Venture Partners)...and more
  • Storytelling workshops
  • More to be announced!



We will notify successful applicants and provide more details about the program and logistics at the close of August.

Who should apply?

Black female & non-binary founders based in the U.S. with tech and tech-enabled companies.

Applications for When Founder Met Funder 2021 are currently closed. We will be reviewing applicants and reaching out to those selected over the next few weeks.