The Cultural Leadership Fund (CLF) is Silicon Valley’s first venture capital fund consisting exclusively of Black cultural leaders and organizations committed to Black wealth generation.
CLF coinvests in a16z portfolio companies across industries including consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and bio + health. All of CLF’s management fees and carry generated are donated to nonprofit organizations and initiatives working to actively engage and advance more Black talent into technology roles.
CLF is working to facilitate two major shifts: more Black dollars on the cap tables of the world’s best companies and Black talent embedded into technology companies at the earliest stages. We believe these shifts will have a meaningful impact on building generational wealth for Black communities.
The New Creator Stack is a view of companies building new tools and technologies that support creativity and independence for artists, musicians, writers, and creators.
In this episode of Zone of Genius, we explore our cultural connection to sports.
In the first episode of the Cultural Leadership Fund’s Zone of Genius series, we sit down with leaders in music, Doug E. Fresh, Dre Lyon, Nicole Wyskoarko, and Piff Marti.
Guests Julia Collins, Nyesha Arrington, and Alvin Salehi sit down with the Cultural Leadership Fund to share their insights about our ties to food. From comfort and safety to supply chain to the only way to make a proper mac n cheese, explore the many ways technology and the food industry impacts what we eat.
We are pleased to introduce you to some of the new, innovative organizations the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund works with every day to advance more African Americans into the tech industry.
Exclusive conversations with leaders across sports, music, and food sharing their unique insights and how they think about the evolution of their industries.
We’re a team of operators, creators, and connectors committed to creating new opportunities for those who have directly shaped our culture to have a hand in building the future.See Full Team