Director of Research and Strategy
Black and Brown Founders
Hi, I am Deldelp Medina! I am a nerd who has worked in the Bay Area as a semi-successful Database Administrator, Project Manager, and Program Manager.
I am a self-appointed leader in the movement to diversify technology founders and workers to represent the U.S.’s changing demographics. I decided to show up and ask hard questions about the industry I love even when it hasn’t loved me back. I suggest you self-appoint yourself and use your skills to make changes in our industry.
Yes, Deldelp is a unique name. I am the daughter of painter Delfina Bernal and writer/historian Alvaro Medina. My name is in tribute to my mother. It is pronounced Deldel. Yes, the “p” is silent.
My family is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since the age of eight. I am fluent in Spanish and French as well as English.
According to CB Insights, less than 10 percent of venture-backed companies have a female founder. Less than 1 percent have a black founder with only 0.2 percent of venture funds going to black female founders. Only 26 black female founders have raised over $1 million in outside capital, and of the black female founders who […]