How to address systemic bias and help Black businesses gain capital
Black businesses continue to face a variety of hurdles in getting off the ground, starting at the funding stage. Of over $80 billion in venture funding per year, only one percent goes to Black entrepreneurs, and even less than that for Black female founders. Melissa Bradley is the founder of 1863 Ventures and co-founder of for-profit business mentorship platform Ureeka. She joins "Squawk Box" to discuss closing the opportunity gap for Black businesses and the systemic barriers for Black success.