How Cornerstone Partners are improving prospects for underrepresented founders
|Date:||18.09.2020 - 18.09.2020|
Rodney Appiah, co-founder, and CEO of Cornerstone partners is joining our Friday Focus webinar on 18th Sept to share his initiatives for increasing funding for founders in underrepresented backgrounds.
Rodney will discuss how they are enabling more black and diverse founders to scale their business & grow their network through their Cornerstone 2.0 programme as well as give us an insight into research they have done alongside Diversity VC and Beauhurst to get a better understanding of diversity in UK VC’s.
Meet the speakers:
Rodney is co-founder and Chairman of Cornerstone Partners, a leading angel network focused on black and diverse founders in the UK. Rodney has worked in venture capital for nearly a decade and has been involved in six exits during that
Rodney is a Director at Foresight Group, one of the UK’s leading and longest established investors in growing businesses, and was formerly a senior investor at the Business Growth Fund (BGF), one of the most active growth capital investment firms in the world. Prior to BGF, Rodney began his career at Merrill Lynch where, over a five year period, he closed more than 15 transactions ranging from £50m to £1.2 billion in size. A former school governor, Rodney currently sits on four UK boards, mentors diverse entrepreneurs and aspiring VC investors, and is chair of the CBI London Under 35 committee.