The Transparent Collective alum on elevating local talent and communities.

By Jessen O’Brien

Atlanta, Carolyn Pitt discovered, had a strange problem.

An intellectual property and entertainment attorney, Pitt was struck by the fact that so many of her clients and friends were struggling to find work in the world’s busiest…


The Transparent Collective alum on luxury resale and the value of non-dilutive accelerators.

By Jessen O’Brien

If you’re in the market for a secondhand shirt or vintage platter, you’re in luck. From eBay to TheRealReal, there are dozens of brands that let users buy and sell secondhand goods online.

But…


The Transparent Collective alum on reimagining solar and empowering low-income communities.

By Jessen O’Brien

Here’s a piece of good news: We may have reached a turning point in the fight against climate change.

“They say the next decade is going to be the decade of clean energy,” says Steph Speirs…


On March 25, Transparent Collective hosted a virtual Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Ali Rosenthal, founder and managing partner of Leadout Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in non-traditional teams in high potential markets.

Transparent Collective hosts these sessions to increase exposure and access to Silicon Valley…


Transparent Collective is a non-profit that gives Black, Latinx, and women founders access to resources and connections to build successful tech companies. To date, we have helped 50 plus companies raise over $40 million in funding (and we’re just getting started!).

We are dedicated to increasing exposure and access to…


The TC team is elated to introduce the 9 founders who participated in the 7th startup showcase, the second that TC has held remotely. The nine tech founders were invited to join the intensive week-long program focused on key aspects of founding and running an early-stage company.

Batch 7 and the Transparent Collective team during the latest showcase.

With access to…


Transparent Collective is a non-profit that breaks down barriers that notably target underrepresented founders at the beginnings of their startup career by preparing founders to fundraise, connecting investors to first-class entrepreneurs, and contributing to their overall development.

We’ve worked with over 50 startups who have collectively raised more than 47…


Rohini Pandi and Obi Omile on Facebook Live

Transparent Collective is a nonprofit organization focused on breaking down the barriers that acutely affect the success of underrepresented founders at the early stages of their startups. We focus on tackling three areas where underrepresented founders encounter the most challenges in building successful technology company companies, and raising venture funding.


For 2020, the TC team is enthusiastic to announce the culmination of its 6th annual startup showcase. …


We had a record number of incredible applications for our 2020 Transparent Collective Startup Showcase event! Since we will be hosting our September event virtually due to COVID-19, we were able to increase the number of startups accepted into the program (we are typically limited by the expense of flights…

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