Black, Jewish, Poet, Entrepreneur, Investor - Aaron Samuels, Founder at Collide Capital

Aaron Samuels, my friend and the co-founder of Blavity, Blavity.org, Afrotech, and Collide Capital tells me about building on purpose to cater to underrepresented populations as well as leading through crisis. As mixed kids, we connect on the experience of identifying with multiple identities. Specifically, Aaron shares how growing up as a Black, Jewish, artistic, and analytical kid shaped the man he is today!

Connect with Aaron: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-levy-samuels/

Mentioned in this episode:
https://blavity.com/
https://afrotech.com/
https://www.blavity.org/
https://www.collidecap.com/

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[00:00] Intro
[00:50] Aaron’s experience growing up
[03:22] The Mixed experience
[10:51] Love, negative emotions and channeling them productively
[12:33] History is written by the victors and other versions of it
[14:54] Developing the tools to harness emotions as a kid 
[21:10] Building Blavity, Afrotech and Blavity.org
[31:45] Collide Capital and investing in underrepresented founders
[35:51] Dealing with crisis - SVB collapse and impacts 
[40:23] What’s important to Aaron these days
Black, Jewish, Poet, Entrepreneur, Investor - Aaron Samuels, Founder at Collide Capital
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