CEO and Co-Founder of EmployeeCycle spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about his involvement in the BIPOC movement in the Philadelphia area. Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs join with Bruce to discuss diversity, venture capital and how Philadelphia can expect to see more positive strides towards the creation of more culturally dynamic enterprises.
“I’m a founder of color, and I can say that this year, there are a lot of investment funds focused on BIPOC founders. We’re nowhere near equality, to the point where it should be, but there’s definitely more capital being put to work by VC firms into BIPOC owners. I’ve seen a big percentage uptick [in BIPOC founder interest], however that’s probably from almost zero.”Bruce Marable