Excerpt from WRAL TechWire:
DURHAM – Courtroom5 is on a streak after being named a finalist in the Founders of Color Showcase run by global impact investor syndicate Next Wave Impact.
The Durham-based, Black-owned legal tech startup will now be one of six finalists to pitch their companies to an audience of investors, funds and angel groups on May 3.
“Funding opportunities are glaringly disproportionate for founders of color who want to scale their businesses, and the Founders of Color showcase is one way to help reverse that,” said Alicia Robb, founder of Next Wave Impact, in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming this year’s talented finalists to the stage to present their innovative products and services, with the potential for growing their network, creating new syndication partnerships and scaling their businesses.”
The honor is the latest in a string of achievements for Courtroom5, which landed an undisclosed sum from both the women’s investment group SheEO and Silicon Valley-based Precursor Ventures earlier this year. It’s also won an NC IDEA grant, as well as coveted spots in the Techstars Kansas City Accelerator, and Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange.
— Chantal Allam for WRAL TechWire