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Tanisha Robinson, founder of Print Syndicate, Columbus, OH (a Rev1 Ventures portfolio company) is one of the 11 reported black women founders in the U.S. who have raised more than $1MM in outside investment in Print Syndicate is #4 on the list, having secured $4.2MM in Series A funds.
Founded in 2012, Print Syndicate achieved $12MM in revenue and reached 100 employees in less than three years. Forbes named the company to the 2015 List of America’s Most Promising Companies.
With results like these, Tanisha was able to raise a venture round, led by Data Point Capital (the fund started by the founder of Shoebuy.com founder), that included investment from funds created by notable e-retail leaders from Groupon, and Zappos, as well as Rev1 Ventures and CNF Investments.
In addition to capital, Rev1 has been engaged with Tanisha and Print Syndicate in multiple ways, including venture advisory and expert professional services. I serve on the company’s Board.
Print Syndicate is a great example of a Central Ohio-based advanced technology business that delights customers and has significant potential to scale—exactly the type of company that Rev1 Ventures seeks for our portfolio.
In 2015, 28 percent of our portfolio companies were led by women and/or minority entrepreneurs.
More information about Report on Black Women and Tech Entrepreneurship (U.S.)
#ProjectDiane report is digitalundivided’s proprietary research study about the state of black women in tech entrepreneurship in the United States. DID spent the past 6 months analyzing data from the #ProjectDiane database, conducting interviews and analyzing larger startup databases (Crunchbase and Angellist) to produce a comprehensive picture of intersectionality in the world of startups.
- 60,000+ startups examined
- 350 black women-led companies submitted
- 88 black women-led startups identified and studied
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