MONIQUE IDLETT – MOSLEY, REIGN VENTURES
Idlett-Mosley worked for USA Today, then became CEO of the label Mosley Brands and Mosley Music Group (both of which she founded with her husband, Timbaland), before launching the VC firm Reign Ventures with partner Erica Duignan Minnihan in 2017. The Miami- and New York–based firm, which is named after Idlett-Mosley’s daughter, focuses on early-stage investing in companies run by women and people of color (black women have raised only 0.0006 percent of VC funding in the past decade). Reign Ventures has backed start-ups like the wedding website and app Appy Couple and the fashion rental platform Villageluxe. “I want to make sure that we leave behind an opportunity and an experience for girls to know that they’re worthy of being invested in, that we’re not charity work,” she says.