Lightship Capital, a venture capital firm founded by Candice Matthews Brackeen and Brian Brackeen, is powering a new show called Twitch Pitch, in which entrepreneurs can pitch to investors and get uncensored feedback in real-time. Twitch Pitch is a virtual pitch contest giving startups the opportunity to practice their pitch and win Amazon credits & up to $5K in cash prizes. Lightship will be the first VC firm to appear on Twitch.
“Much has been written about the fact that venture capital is out of reach for many. Both geographically — investors won’t look beyond NYC and San Francisco — and along the lines of gender, race, LGBTQ, immigrants, and more. Because our firm focuses on those founders, we know we have to think differently about how to support them,” said founder-turned-funder Brian Backeen.