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North Carolina A&T Student Nasir Jones Wins Portion Of Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund For $35,000

Jul 27, 2021

North Carolina A&T Student Nasir Jones Wins Portion Of Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund For $35,000 Mountain Dew Opportunity Fund Winner Nasir Jones Author: Jul 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT GREENSBORO, N.C., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After PepsiCo announced its $400 million plan to invest in Black communities in America, many young entrepreneurs came forward to get funding for their projects. Within this series of investments is the Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund for which North Carolina A&T student Nasir Jones competed against other young businesspeople and won the fund for $35,000 with his project HBCU Tour. Jones's platform creates a marketplace for minorities and HBCU students and alumni while generating events and resources for HBCUs. North Carolina A&T Student Nasir Jones Wins Portion of Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund for 35,000 The Mountain Dew Opportunity Fund prize couldn't come at a better time, with the imminent launch of HBCU Tour. Jones says he will use the prize to modify and improve the interface to be released on June 19th, 2021, as well as the official HBCU Tour in the Fall. This provides the platform with a much higher chance of being successful long-term. He also notes that the funds can greatly impact minority businesses on the platform which range in categories from sports, office products, toys, clothing, travel, health and personal care, home, and garden, and more; allowing them to have a larger reach. This, he hopes, will create a ripple effect in the community to grow, more than just his own platform, many other businesses in tandem. It's no surprise, then, why a project like Jones's would be deemed one of the winners as it, like the initiative, looks to uplift minority businesses and entrepreneurs. With the support of the Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund and a marketplace like HBCU Tour, small and medium businesses can find the support they need to scale and build significant revenue. About the Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund ‌The fund is made to fund and fuel change for the Black Community in America by supporting changemakers from HBCUs. Entrepreneurs, recent alumni, and current students enter their projects, whether business ideas for existing ventures to get seed money for scaling and growing their ventures. In the long term, the Opportunity Fund plans to help shorten the historic wealth gap and boost the potential for generational wealth in Black families. ‌About HBCU TourHBCU Tour was created in late 2020 to connect HBCUs (Historically Balck Colleges and Universities) and help them offer resources such as workshops, scholarships, career fairs, events, networking, and advocacy for HBCU business platforms. HBCU Tour offers businesses and students the opportunity to become vendors on their central online marketplace for HBCUs and minorities. Since its founding, HBCU Tour has gained over 1500 signed-up vendors, more than 1,000 customers, and has its two apps, HBCU Tour and HBCU Tour Marketplace available on the App Store and Google Play. Learn more about HBCU Tour on their website or by downloading HBCU Tour or HBCU Tour Marketplace on your mobile phone. To read more about the Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund, visit their website or YouTube series, showcasing many of the competitors and winners of the funds. View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/north-carolina-at-student-nasir-jones-wins-portion-of-mountain-dew-real-change-opportunity-fund-for-35-000--301340630.html SOURCE HBCU Tour

Nasir Jones Investments

14 Investments

Nasir Jones has made 14 investments. Their latest investment was in Valora as part of their Series A on July 7, 2021.

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Nasir Jones Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/27/2021

Series A

Valora

$20M

Yes

8

5/3/2021

Series A

Underdog Fantasy

$10M

Yes

1

4/19/2021

Series A

MedChart

$8.9M

Yes

3

8/18/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

2/13/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

7/27/2021

5/3/2021

4/19/2021

8/18/2020

2/13/2020

Round

Series A

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Valora

Underdog Fantasy

MedChart

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Amount

$20M

$10M

$8.9M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

8

1

3

10

10

Nasir Jones Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Nasir Jones has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Glow on April 12, 2021.

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4/12/2021

Acquired

6

Date

4/12/2021

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Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

6

Nasir Jones Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Nasir Jones acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Laufer Media on August 04, 2015.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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Note

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8/4/2015

$99M

Acquired

3

Date

8/4/2015

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

3

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