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OUR PATH IS 
POWERED BY DATA

Path to 15|55 established shared strategies and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for stakeholders to mobilize around:

BLACK BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GOALS*

All Black business owners have opportunities and resources to fuel their growth and reinvestment in the prosperity of their communities.

Key Drivers+
1-6 Year
Outcomes

#/% BBOs in high growth industries

Shared Result
(+10 years)
6-10 Year
Outcomes

#/% Jobs from BBOS

#/% Early stage capital invested in BBOs

By 2028, Black business owners (BBOs) have X% increased individual and community wealth and wealth retention

#/% BBOs reinvestment in black community

#/% BBOs in positions of power and influence

#/% BBOs revenue

#/% Capital products for BBOs

#/% of investors that believe in BBOs as strong market opportunity

#/% BBOs of AUM controlled by black institutions & individuals

# of jobs in BBOS

% increase in BBO revenue

#/% BBO friendly leaders in positions of power

and influence

#/%/$ of AUM controlled by black institutions and individuals

#/$ Capital products for BBOs

$ Resulted from BBO friendly policies

# of BBO reinvestment in black community

#/% Early stage capital invested in BBOs

# of BBOs converted to high growth industries

# of investors that believe in BBOs

Strategies~

BBO capital ecosystem

BBO capacity building (includes education and training)

BBO community reinvestment ecosystem

Policy and political accountability

Campaign to positively shift narrative about BBOs

* Draft as of 10/16/2018

+ Key drivers selected when strategies confirmed

~ Strategies will evolve based on pressure testing assumptions and hypotheses

 
EXPLORE THE DATA
 
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The Financial Returns of Diverse Private Equity Firms
 

The National Association of Investment Companies found that diverse private equity funds produced higher-than-median returns. About four in 10 diverse funds produced top-quartile net IRRs and multiples of invested capital.

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Path to 15|55 has $100 million in commitments to grow Black businesses

This capital will be used to support policy change at national, state and local levels, and invest directly in Black businesses and the intermediaries that support them. 

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How Usable Capital

Will Unleash

Black Business Growth

In this report from Path to 15|55, thought leaders across asset classes share innovative ways to remove barriers and increase access to capital for Black business owners. 

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The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America

This groundbreaking report explores the diversity among Black business owners in the U.S. and illuminates several key findings.

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Path to 15|55 Infographics

Use this social media toolkit to spread the word about barriers to success for Black businesses, as well as how the American economy would grow if Black businesses reach parity with white firms. 

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The Road to Zero Wealth

How the racial wealth divide is hollowing out America's middle class.