Mark and Maven

Mark and Maven builds virtual assistants that proactively source under-represented minorities and give them seed capital to start new companies. In an attempt to address the demographic bias in startup funding availability, the company aims to find promising startup founders from under-represented communities by reaching out to them, instead of by asking them for an application - a task which can be very difficult at scale. Mark and Maven human user accounts are built on HAT microservers so that the personal data they collect isn't owned or controlled by the company, and so that a more dynamic, valuable set of information about its human users can be accessed if needed.