Earlier this year, an investor in San Francisco said to me, “The thing is – all of the problems have already been solved. I can get food delivered to my house, a car to drive me anywhere I want to go. What is left to invest in?”
My response: “Then you need to start investing your money in people who don’t look like you so they can invest in solving problems you don’t have.”
He was surprised by my suggestion, but agreed with me. I was surprised I even had to say it.
There is a huge opportunity in recognizing these blindspots and empowering new voices and new perspectives to find and fund new solutions.
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