Getting a meeting with venture investors for Black entrepreneurs is nearly impossible. The venture community is “exclusionary, leaving us at a disadvantage,” says Donnovan Andrews, a media entrepreneur in this interview with Beet.TV

While some businesses need outside funding, he urges Black founders to first build a sustainable business model.

Andrews is the founder and CEO of a thought leadership event and publishing business called Overture Global.  He recently launched a content studio as part of the company called Ensemble with #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign.

This video is part of an ongoing Beet.TV series of interviews with men and and women of color, addressing their personal experiences and hopes for essential change addressing racial inequality. Please find additional videos here.