BlackStartup was a crowdfunding platform that allows entrepreneurs to market their business or project and solicit backers for funding. BlackStartup is the first crowdfunding site focused on entrepreneurship in the African-American community.
The site was founded in 2013 by a group of Morehouse College graduates who are also members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
As of August 2017, the site is offline and up for sale.
- http://thegrio.com/2013/05/22/blacks tartup-com-seeks-to-capitalize-blackbusinesses-through-crowdfundingplatform/
- http://www.blackenterprise.com/techn ology/blackstartup-com-helps-blackowned-businesses-secure-funding/
- https://venturebeat.com/2013/05/06/ kickstarter-for-black-community-aimsto-close-african-american-startupgap/
Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.