Meet the Team

A trusted group of high-caliber individuals, committed to mobilizing a new generation of Investors of Color. Learn more below.

The Founders

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Betty Francisco

Co-Founder

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Benhur Desta

Venture Associate

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Samer Yousif

Co-Founder &

Managing Director

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Eli Velasquez

Co-Founder &

Managing Partner

We're a well-rounded group of experienced investors, executives, civic leaders, philanthropists, and ecosystem builders that are changing the color of capital.

Advisory Board

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Terence Craig

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Marcia Dawood

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Ashley Flucas

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Louis Caldera

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Greg Campbell

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Barbara Clarke

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Juliana Garaizar

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Ken Grimes

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Jill Johnson

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Blair Smith

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Evan Segal

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Lamarr Houston

The Investors of Color Network aims to connect and activate our community. We're exponentially increasing impact through our strategic partners and sponsors.

Our Partners

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