Team

A dynamic team committed to creating a new capital institution for Black entrepreneurs.

The Capital Entrepreneurs

A trusted group of experienced operators
building the capital stack of the future.

Barry Givens, Managing Partner
Barry founded Monsieur where he raised over $4MM in capital from a mixture of traditional VC Funds, professional athletes and corporate executives. He licensed his IP to a leading adult beverage dispenser manufacturer. Barry currently serves as Managing Director for Techstars Social Impact Accelerator.
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Jewel Burks, Managing Partner
Jewel founded Partpic, a visual recognition company, which sold to Amazon in 2016. Since the acquisition, Jewel has invested in several early stage startups and 2 funds. Jewel currently serves as Head of Google for Startups, US. Learn more about Jewel
Justin Dawkins, Managing Partner
Justin is a successful entrepreneur and full stack developer with nearly 20 years of experience. As co-founder of Goodie Nation, he has helped over 30 entrepreneurs launch their tech-enabled social impact businesses.
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Our Leadership Team

Rachel Wilson, Director of Operations
Rachel is a passionate change agent for operational excellence. She has global experience working across different industries including Food & Beverage, Automotive, B2B & B2C Tech, Healthcare, Music, Fashion, and Media. She lead supply chain projects for over a dozen Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, she spearheaded national accounts and global product expansion at Combs Wine & Spirits, a Sean “Diddy” Combs Company.

Rachel has a B.A. in Economics & Business from Agnes Scott College and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology

Elliott Holland, CFO

For over 7 years Elliott led financial analysis for operating and private equity companies. Most recently he led complex financial and operational due diligence processes for private equity companies doing lower middle market deals. The firms he worked for have completed over $4.7 Billion in transactions and have successfully bought and scaled over 57 private, primarily owner-operated businesses.

Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College and a MBA from Harvard

Lecrae, Venture Partner
Multi GRAMMY award-winning artist, entrepreneur and activist as well as a New York Times Bestselling Author. Lecrae’s passion for empowering the disenfranchised and closing the wealth gap for minorities is aligned with the mission of Collab Capital and its model. His partnership supports the cornerstone of Collab Capital’s ethos of bridging the gap between the business acumen and networks of influencers and technical dexterity of young Black founders.

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