Did you know that Black Founders begin their startup journey with at least $72,000 less than their white counterparts on average? Aside from receiving less capital, Black businesses are three times more likely to experience lower profits as a result of less funding. Many more issues have been addressed by Black founders in recent years. In honor of Black Business Month, Ally Financial has pledged to address the issues and help founders of color rise back up in their businesses by investing $30 million in venture capital funds.
Ally Financial will also partner with Fearless Fund as a primary investor to develop programs that advocate for and encourage Black entrepreneurship, as well as education on opportunities to grow their wealth, inspiring an entire generation of future Black business owners.In addition to assisting and honoring Black-owned businesses across the country, the finance firm will make a consistent effort to assist businesses and their founders with any necessary funding and consultative services. Fearless Venture Capital Week, a celebration of women entrepreneurs, will be held now that Ally is a top investor with Fearless Fund.
Ally Financial, an industry-leading digital bank holding company committed to its saying of “Do It Right,” has a reputation for standing by its consumers on a commercial and corporate level. Ally is made up of independent auto finance and insurance operations and has won awards for its digital bank service, which offers unique mortgage lending, POS personal lending programs, and an array of deposit products not offered by other competitors.