Donald, Keith, and Thomas

Resilient Ventures’ Founders Keith Daniel and Thomas Droege Say Charity Can’t Close the Racial Wealth Gap, but Investment Can

Articles Jul 19, 2022

This article was originally published on WRAL Techwire.

At first, Dr. Keith Daniel and Thomas Droege seem like unlikely venture capitalists.

Keith is a Christian Community Development practitioner, and through his company, Madison Consulting Group, he works with nonprofit organizations, churches and educational institutions. He is also an ordained minister, with a Doctor of Ministry from Duke Divinity School. Tom, an entrepreneur and small-business owner, swore off VC investment after a disastrous experience in the early days of his software development company, Droege Computing Services, Inc.


Kurt Merriweather

Kurt Merriweather (he/him) is a Certified Diversity Executive, vice president of Innovation for The Diversity Movement, and thought leader in building teams that integrate DEI and technology.