On the Undeniable Influence of Black, Latino, Asians on Consumer Tech

Source: Pew Research Center
  1. Launch a crowd-funded campaign: Sites like Kickstarter, Republic, Angelist all make this possible and with limits newly increased from ~$1M to $5M, this is serious dough.
  2. Adopt diversity riders such as the CapTable Coalition or work with funds like Base 10’s Opportunity Fund if you want to benefit colleges that spawn creators.
  3. Setup Creator Funds: Pinterest, Tiktok, and Snapchat all have creator programs but they are more akin to stimulus programs, paying creators to build on their platform. It’s a good step but I’d like to see them take it a bit further and set aside a percentage of equity as Outschool* and Airbnb have.
  4. Adopt web3 community owned models like Friends with Benefits, Crypto, Culture and Society, and others that reward creators as owners through crypto-backed and blockchain based solutions




Hard work is never overrated. Always curious.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

“Make it for your audience’s audience.”


If You Write Clickbait, Don’t Read This Article

My Philosophy Behind Using Social Apps & Keen To Follow People

The 10x10 Strategy That Will Organically Gain You Thousands of Instagram Followers

Chelsea (GenZ) made it for Adika on TikTok.

Online deliberation v face-to-face engagement

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Mercedes Bent

Mercedes Bent

Hard work is never overrated. Always curious.

More from Medium

Epic survival tales of India’s most successful digital entrepreneurs

How some of the largest trends in Venture Capital are affecting the Media Industry

Corporate Venture Funds, Startup Studios, and Accelerators. Why the Buzz?

Opening the 2022 Cohort of Saison Capital VC Scout Program