Melissa Bradley, Founder, 1863 Ventures

Published on20 OCT 2021

As part of our ongoing One Million Black Women series, Melissa Bradley, entrepreneur, professor and founder of incubator 1863 Ventures, talks about how the new American majority is a powerful engine of economic growth.

On America’s history of denying economic opportunity: If you think about the history of capitalism, it was never meant to include people like me as asset holders. I was an asset.

On the economic potential of America’s new majority: Do you really want to live in a country where you have, historically, marginalized the new majority that we have cost the economy $16 trillion of missed revenue?


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The episode was recorded on July 27, 2021.

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