American Lung Association: Oxygen Ball

By Hi Mark Capital | June 8, 2022

Herb Drayton will be a celebrity dancer see interview at Lowcountry Live. On Friday, June 17, 2022 the American Lung Association in Charleston will host its “Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars” Oxygen Ball in the Charleston Gaillard Center. You won’t want to miss this fabulous evening complete with live dance performances by local celebrities, sit …

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What Black-, Women-owned, and other minorithy Businesses should know about raising capital

By Herbert | May 5, 2022

What Black-, Women-owned, and other minorithy Businesses should know about raising capital The following article by Herbert was published by Black Enterprise. When raising capital, minority business owners must shift their mindset to focus on the numbers with a concrete, evidence-based rationale for why their companies are good investments. Less than one percent of American …

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The State of Black Venture Report

By Herbert | February 9, 2022

Venture Capital Counts More Black Check Writers Than Ever Before However, representation continues to lag and multiple systemic barriers remain The world is changing. Venture capital is struggling to keep up. The best venture capital investors anticipate emerging trends, seize opportunities in untapped markets, and invest in the people who are inventing the future. But …

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A More Nuanced Look at Corporate VCs

By Herbert | October 20, 2021

Corporate venture capitalists are finding their own ways to thrive in the VC ecosystem, according to a Silicon Valley Bank survey of 106 CVC leaders across 10 countries. Only 17 percent of CVC respondents are following the financially-minded strategies of traditional VCs, according to the SVB survey. The rest have adopted a more strategic-minded or …

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The debate on antitrust reform should incorporate racial equity

By Herbert | July 8, 2021

Last month, Lina Khan-a widely known critic of Big Tech companies-was sworn in as the newly minted chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She already faces a considerable challenge after a federal judge dismissed the agency’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, allowing it 30 days to file an amended complaint. In this defining moment of her early tenure, …

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Here’s How to Propel 2 Million Black Americans to the Middle Class

By Herbert | June 18, 2021

If Juneteenth doesn’t make you think about the economy, maybe it should. Racial discrimination has an obvious human cost, but there’s an economic cost, too. In new research, we examined the disparities Black Americans face in various economic roles – as workers, business owners, savers, investors, consumers and residents. We found critical gaps that prevent Black …

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