Black-owned Latimer Ventures closes $15 million for Black and Brown tech founders’ fund

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Baltimore-based Latimer Ventures, a Black-owned, early stage venture capital firm, recently announced a close of $15 million for its fund launched exclusively for Black and Brown technology founders. In total, Latimer Ventures intends to raise $50 million for the fund.  Luke Cooper is the founder of Latimer Ventures


BWI Launch Pad program welcomes five Black-owned businesses to airport

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Five, local Black-owned small businesses will venture into the airport retail space as part of the Launch Pad program initiative at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Launched in 2017, the program provides minority business owners with an internship in BWI’s concession’s space and to attract customers from