Charles Hudson, Chid Liberty, Ivan Alo, and Afua Osei chat with Cheraé Robinson about how COVID-19 has impacted the fundraising landscape, the checks still being cut to founders raising money in the downturn, and a broader look at how black tech startups can position themselves to win at #TheThread Conversations Beyond the Return, a digital conference by Tastemakers Africa.
Presented by Tastemakers Africa, The Thread | Conversations Beyond The Return is a monthly-ish series of conversations unpacking the potential for Pan-Africanism in a post-"Year of Return" moment for the culture. Since its inception as an in-person event in Washington, DC The Thread has gone virtual reaching nearly 7,000 people from 50+ countries. On July 5th, 2020, The Thread Volume V Vol. 5 took us inside, kicking off conversations of healing within our community and then turning to solutions that question the system in the west that we've adopted as truth.