Minnesota Tech Entrepreneur Clarence Bethea Alleges VC Discrimination



By Ben Schiller, Fast Company

Clarence Bethea doesn’t have the standard background for a tech entrepreneur. He didn’t go to Stanford or drop out of Harvard like Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. He doesn’t live in San Francisco or Boston. He’s black. And his childhood wasn’t easy: His dad used to come home drunk or high at night and beat his mom, right in front of him.”

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  • http://thebigidea.com/ TheLittleDuke

    “Do not seek approval from those you do not respect”

  • Thompson Aderinkomi

    Clarence did not allege anything. The article is pointing out the discrepancy between Upsie’s success and strong user adoption and some investor interest.