Building a tech start-up in Silicon Valley: ‘Not only am I Black, but I am also a former athlete’

SourceCNBC
SectorTechnology
CountryOman

This is part of CNBC Make It's series on what it's like to be Black in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has long been a culture dominated by white men, with a fraught record of following up on commitments to fix its race problem, from major tech companies that have barely moved their numbers on diversity to a lack of funding for Black founders. Here, CNBC Make It spoke with Black professionals to hear their experiences.Mike T. Brown figured that after he spent four seasons playing professional football — one season in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts and three seasons in another pro league, the equivalent of today's XFL — he would go on to Rice University in Houston, Texas, to get his MBA.But then a friend and former teammate told Brown about the legendary venture capitalist ...read more...