Atlanta rapper and entrepreneur, Clifford ‘T.I.P’ Harris and longtime business partner Jason Geter, have officially launched ‘Tech Cypha,’ their new investment syndicate which focuses on early growth and late-stage startup businesses. The objective is to focus on providing startups with capital, marketing, and branding direction through guided mentorship and various partnerships that include leveraging influencers.
Geter told Black Enterprise, “Tip and I actually made our first tech investment about 13 years ago. After the company went under, I initially had a bad taste in my mouth about continuing to invest in tech until I realized that rather than feel defeated, I needed to truly regroup and devote time to learning far more about the space.”
Bouncing back from that, the two are more educated on the matter themselves and have formed a syndicate, a group of individuals or organizations combined to promote some common interest, looking for various types of investments that match up with their thesis.
Additional partners in the syndicate currently include #KillerMike, #LilDuval, Tamika #Tiny Harris, Brandon Lewis Jr., Tai Greene, Stephanie Shirley, Korey Roberson, and BJ Kerr.
The goal of the group is to collect their resources together to invest in technology that is culturally created, driven, and relevant.
One of their first investments is a digital studio based in Santa Monica called “Culture Genesis,” that created the live game show app, #TriviaMob. Just like the syndicate, “Culture Genesis” is focused on bringing technology to multicultural audiences.
“Multicultural audiences are growing, and they have a strong desire for entertainment on their mobile devices,” Culture Genesis co-founder, Cedric J. Rogers said. “We’re partnering with these two gentlemen to make sure that we hit the right notes with the technology that we are providing.”