Deldelp Medina

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.

My Sessions

My Sessions

Raising Your First Million and Other Perspectives from Women of Color on Raising Startup Capital

GSB 101

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 […]

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