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This platform is the brainchild of a disruptive group of Silicon Valley-based innovators and partners who believe in closing the funding gap while democratizing investor access for underrepresented founders. With a variety of backgrounds in creating and powering both local [US] and global funding platforms, this network of investors and innovators has made a humble attempt to simplify the complex problem that most founders in the marketplace face when attempting to fund their innovation - access to the money while also creating a clear path to diverse deal flow for investors-at-large. No more excuses for the funding gap. 

 

The DYVVYD concept is simple – a smart, seamless, process for founders to gain access to the best investors in the industry committed to diversity and inclusion, with D&I as a distinct thesis. In turn, investors driven to diversify their portfolio and connect to untapped markets can do so through the marketplace portal where profiles, pitch decks and pitch videos of diverse startups can be easily accessed.

 

We believe in 'innovation-for-all' and by its funding, all communities of society [and all consumers of technology] can be equally represented by the solutions created to solve their own needs in their very own backyard.

THE CONCEPT

We're using the power of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to power our community and connectivity.

 

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HAVING TROUBLE GETTING YOUR STARTUP FUNDED?

 

JOIN OUR FREE 60 MINUTE MASTERCLASS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF YOUR MARKET SOLUTION.

 

IN 1 POWER-FILLED HOUR, QUICKLY DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR STARTUP NEEDS THE INFUSION OF VC/INVESTOR FUNDING TO GROW.

ARE YOU RAISING FUNDING THIS YEAR?

LET'S TAKE A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK:

ARE YOU RUNNING A STARTUP OR A SMALL BUSINESS?

 

My name is Kiki and 15 years ago I was the founder of a small business unsure of the differences between a small business and a tech startup.  My struggle at the time - apply for business grants and small business loans to help me grow, or position myself as a tech startup that may require investor funding?

 

A small business is created within a  small market, most times to solve a problem experienced by the occupants of that small market. A small business may or may not need outside funding in the form of lines of credit, grants or bank loans.

 

A startup is created using a stack of technology tools and is built to disrupt an entire industry, grow rapidly, require investor money that will allow the startup to scale rapidly and prove its model successfully in order to exit [sell to a larger company] or go public on the stock exchange.

I know the fundraising process for tech startups well. After I first moved to the Bay Area 10 years ago, I spent years fundraising for my startup Globerly which connects global founders to sources of international capital. 

The only funding sources for women of color like myself, was Golden Seeds. That was back in 2010-2013 and I had a difficult time getting myself understood. Between my cultural heritage, my accent and my eclectic sense of style, it was an uphill battle. 

Since then and through my prior startup, FairFunders, that I left late 2018, I have introduced over 400+ startup founders to Silicon Valley investors and have found that almost all of them underrepresented [female, black, latino, immigrant, LGBTQIA, disabled, older generation] struggle daily with trully fine-tuning their positioning, their product<>market fit, their overall strategy, their DNA and ultimately, what will get them in the door when pitching an investor or Venture Capital firm.

Through the startups I have founded and funded over the years:

Globerly> working with global tech firms and international financiers

To FairFunders> where my VC network remains mostly Silicon Valley based

To DYVVYD> where the demand for a deeper connection to the Diversity and Inclusion thesis is our distinct focus.......

I have been humbled to have my work featured in a variety of press outlets [Forbes, LA Times, OZY, Mercury News, Inc. Magazine, XConomy, etc] and through my work scaling startups like yours, I have been taking notes.

I have catalogued the struggles of a range of startup founder groups and i'm so excited to share the playbook of strategies i've put together over the years. Just for you. For free.

My team and I have created this Master Class by popular demand from founders like you, who want to refine their startup's story and be well poised to connect with investors and angels in the DYVVYD network who may be looking to fund innovations like yours! 

I refuse to let another year go by where underrepresented founders lack the access to capital. But to effectively draw that capital to you and be ready when it arrives, there are some pieces in your narrative that require polishing. 

JOIN MYSELF AND A VERY PRIVATE, INTIMATE GROUP OF STARTUP FOUNDERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY READY TO REFINE THEIR DNA, STRATEGY AND FOCUS, IN ORDER TO CONNECT MORE POWERFULLY TO INVESTORS AND FOUNDERS FOCUSSED ON DIVERSITY.


ONE HOUR/ 60 POWERFUL MINUTES

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN ONE POWERFUL HOUR:

 

1. How to understand whether you're building a small business or a tech startup.

2. How to discover your unique personal story and tie it into your startup's narrative.

 

3. How to know if your market is big enough to draw investor interest.

 

4. How to know whether you have Product<>Market fit.

5. How to synthesize your startup's DNA and get a basic idea of your strategy and positioning.

THIS 2ND HALF OF 2019

WE'RE STEPPING ON IT

WHERE:

ONLINE DIGITAL PORTAL

LINK/ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER RSVP

WHEN:

TUESDAY MAY 28TH @ 6PM PST

 

OR

WEDNESDAY MAY 29TH @ 9AM PST

THIS OFFER FOR THE FREE STARTUP DNA MASTERCLASS IS LIMITED TO 50  SPOTS EACH SESSION.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.