about digitalundivided

digitalundivided is led by a global staff of founders of tech companies (with an exit or two under our belts), past participants of incubator/accelerator programs, and ivy league grads who just happen to be black women.

Why We’re Doing This

We actively work to disrupt pattern-matching in tech by identifying, training and supporting high performing black women founders of tech enabled companies.

Our “secret sauce” is that we’ve actually run and/or held executive positions at several top  startups prior to starting digitalundivided. As a result we can tap into our existing network of tech superstars, mentors, and friends to help our companies build and grow into successful startups.

We’re Really Good at What We Do

- FOCUS Fellows have raised over $10MM in Angel/Venture funding. (including Kellee James (FF ’12), who raised a $2.5 million Series A round, Nichelle McCall (FF’13) and Nicole Sanchez (FF ’13) who both raised close to 7 figure seed rounds)

- Over 50% the FOCUS fellows have raised Angel/Venture Funding
10% have raised at least $1MM in Angel/Venture Funding
– DID has been featured in over 60 press hits, including Wired, Fast Company, and The New York Times

In addition to the FOCUS program, we run several projects, programs and events throughout the year focused on building a diverse tech pipeline.



Our weekly #didtechtalk series brings discussions with top leaders from tech and entrepreneurship to the larger online community.  Join us Every Tuesday- 7pm ET at #didtechtalk.
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DID Summits & Events

DID runs summits and events that bring communities together to build the urban innovation economy. In 2012, we created the first tech conference for women of color (FOCUS100), which reached over 12.5 million people and continue to hold summits and events around the country
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Project Diane

ProjectDiane’s mission is to disrupt pattern-matching in tech by identifying black women founders of tech enabled companies. Anyone can submit a founder to the project.
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Nicole Sanchez

FOCUS Fellow Program

Our signature program is the FOCUS Inculator (Incubator + Accelerator),  which  provides training in startup methodologies, access to experienced mentors, seed funding, and the social support necessary for diverse founders to thrive. Over 50% the FOCUS fellows have raised money and 10% have raised at least  $1MM in venture/angel funding and many go on to work in leadership positions at leading start-up companies asdiverse as Uber and Facebook.
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digiltaundivided Management Team

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Kathryn Finney
Managing Director/Founder

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darlene gillard jones

Darlene Gillard Jones
Director- Community & Events

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tobias wright

Tobias Wright
Advisor, Sr. Software Engineer/Conde Nast

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