Diversity in Silicon Valley has become a hot topic lately. Wayne Sutton, a former partner at the New Me accelerator and founder of Pitch To, says there are tons of African-Americans throughout the country doing amazing things in the field of technology, but a lot of people just haven’t heard about them.
“The bias in Silicon Valley is about creating great companies, solving big problems, making a lot of money, and impacting the world,” Sutton says. “That’s the bias. If you’re doing that in Silicon Valley, no matter what, you have a chance.”
Bias or no bias, there are a number of African-Americans in tech that are doing great things. Some are high profile executives, some own their own venture capital firms, and others are making technology more accessible to people all over the world.