Barry Givens & Justin Dawkins of Collab Capital Share Details On Their $50 Million Investment Fund For Black Tech Founders

Collab Capital founders Justin Dawkins, Jewel Burks Solomon and Barry Givens

Along with their partner Jewel Burks Solomon, Barry Givens and Justin Dawkins are the cofounders of Atlanta-based Collab Capital. Described as “a new institution for Black entrepreneurs,” Collab Capital is both a venture fund and an accelerator “studio,” where founders will receive guidance and resources they need to launch and succeed.

Hypepotamus Editor-in-Chief Mike Jordan interviewed Givens and Dawkins — who’re both still sheltering-in-place due to the COVID-19 pandemic — this week, to learn more about the $50 million fund they’re raising, their first investment of $500,000, what Collab Capital is looking for as they make further investments, and why the endeavor is necessary.

Watch the interview:


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