How I Raised My First Ever Seed Round As A Black Woman Founder

BY URENNA OKONKWO | Source: POCIT

In the words of Elon Musk. Funding secured 💰

Yesterday, I received the first installment of investment (total $180,000) into my company @CashmereTheApp as a young 26-year-old black female first-time founder.

I can’t believe I’m writing this.

Taking the Plunge

When I made the plunge, I said to my close friend @deborahokenla,  by the 31st of October, I will secure the investment’ (top tip – have an accountability partner).

So with no team, no previous startup experience but a tremendous vision, I decided to embark on this journey 🙅🏽‍♀️

I put together a list of investors I wanted to speak to and asked friends in my network to connect me with anyone they knew. I was ready to dazzle them with my brilliance and my wit.

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