Meet The Team
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“When you can be anything in the world… be helpful. “
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in the business of helping people at scale, giving them the tools to think out of the box, see a clearer picture, and overcome challenging obstacles on the way to success.
I believe that if technology is a liberator, then empowerment is its multiplier; if I can invest in an idea, that idea has the potential to multiply, grow, and reach more people than I could ever reach on my own. The same philosophy goes for people, too. When I empower a founder, that founder moves through the world with a new velocity, backed by all the experience, confidence, and reassurance that I’ve gathered throughout the years.
Now 20+ years into my own career, having truly been there and done that – I’m ready to pour into people.
I believe in the tremendous power of relationships and the impact that it has on securing, cultivating, and stewarding resources. Every great relationship starts with one simple word, hello. I am at my best when I get to inspire others to explore and act on their curiosity through the power of relationship building.
As an accomplished fundraiser, I have been successful increasing philanthropic gifts and sustaining that growth at each of my career stops.
I am passionate about:
– Meeting new people
– Raising lots of money
– Assisting people and organizations to connect with their philanthropic and business goals
General Partner & Syndicate Lead, Red Tail Ventures
General Partner, Backed x Black Fund
General Partner, Malaika Ventures
Passionate about leveraging technology and data to uncover new insights and develop solutions that produce real, positive change for individuals, communities, and businesses.
We do not require warm introductions and founders can apply directly on our websites:
As a respected marketer, journalist, and brand strategist, Aniesia brings more than 18 years of experience across multiple sectors, including entertainment, CPG, healthcare, CSR, and technology. Aniesia has served as Managing Director, Global Inclusion & Health Equity at Real Chemistry, Chief Client & Communications Officer at Solve Innovation Group, SVP, Brand for Edelman, and recently a Fractional CMO servicing small businesses, venture capital firms, and advertising agencies.
Throughout her career, Aniesia has been the senior lead and brand strategist driving experiential activations, producing communications copy and thousands of media placements, facilitating over five major reorgs, and countless hours of storytelling through thought leadership for Fortune 500 brands. Aniesia is a must-have for your organization.
Renee King is a social impact entrepreneur passionate about getting every Blackfounder funded! In response to the lack of capital & resources afforded to Black founders, Renee started fundBlackfounders, a crowdfunding and capital ecosystem for emerging Black Entrepreneurs. Her professional background includes pharmaceutical sales, strategy consulting, and business development. Before fundBlackfounders, Renee founded TechUrElders, a tech-enabled service offering technology tools and tips to help you care for your elders.