Scaling Without VCs

Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor
In conversation with: Emily Ma, Stanford University

Blendoor founder and CEO Stephanie Lampkin reflects on why her company has raised only a limited amount of VC funding. She explores how bias impacted her trajectory as a Black female founder, and describes how she pursued other sources of funding, such as foundation PRIs (program related investments), pitch competitions, and angel investors who are passionate about her mission.