Erika Brodnock is a PhD candidate and Research Officer at LSE TII, and Co-Founder at Extend Ventures where she is leading research that aims to understand and diversify access to venture capital and innovation finance for ethnically diverse entrepreneurs. Her recent industry report ‘Diversity Beyond Gender’ highlights that Black founders received just 0.24% of venture funding and female founders only 11% of venture funding in the last ten years.
Erika is also an MBA and multi-award winning entrepreneur with a track record in creating and in building products and services that disrupt and spearhead a path out of outdated systems. She is the founder of software companies Kami and Karisma Kidz. Erika also serves on the advisory board for the APPG for Entrepreneurship and the Good Play Guide.