WHO WE ARE. Our names are… LaDante McMillon and Ivan Alo. Our company is… New Age Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in tech and tech-enabled startups founded by Blacks and Latinos to solve “real-world problems” – largely around healthcare, financial services, the future of work, and the future of experiences – in unique ways.
It launched in… 2016.
My career in a past life was…
Ivan: as a real estate investor.
LaDante: as a filmmaker.
My first career aspiration was…
Ivan: to get as wealthy as possible as quickly as possible. I believed and still do, correctly or incorrectly, that the people with the most financial wealth have the highest level of concentrated power to actually make a meaningful dent in fixing a lot of the world’s problems.
LaDante: to be a cartoon artist.
I made my very first dollar…
Ivan: being a camp counselor at Saint Joseph School in East Orange, NJ, where I also attended middle school.
LaDante: working at Foot Locker.
My ideal day is…
Ivan: spent meeting with entrepreneurs whose companies are at various stages and strategizing with them about how to tackle new obstacles and set new milestones. I also like trying a new restaurant for lunch or dinner.
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).