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Season 1, Ep. 9

23 June 2022

Black Seed - Transforming Brixton into Silicon Valley for black founders. Karl Lokko, Chairman.

In this episode, I spoke with Karl Lokko, the Chairmain at Black Seed. They are a community led by Black founders, for Black founders. Rooted in Brixton, with global ambition. They empower Black founders to build the impossible.


Karl is a former gang leader turned activist, poet, influencer and public speaker. Having grown up on a gang-ridden estate in South London, he has managed to harness his life experiences which has propelled and uniquely situated him as an activist/influencer within the U.K and globally.


The episode shows the story of his incredible transformation, combined with his unique ability to connect with people on a human level, makes Karl one of the most potent voices in the country, allowing him to bridge the gap and unite communities.


•How Karl originally became involved with gangs and how he quickly rose to the top of his gang, the physical and mental scars he still carries to this day

• The difficulty he faced in eventually leaving the gang, both from external and internal pressures 

• Why he decided to create Black Seed to harness his ‘acquired nepotism’ to empower his community


You can find out more about Black Seed here:  https://www.blackseed.ventures/

You can find out more about Karl Lokko here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-lokko-92696088/

You can find out more about TeqDen here: https://teqden.com/

You can find out more about Scalar North Capital here: https://www.scalarnorthcapital.co.uk/

You can find out more about Sina Sadrzadeh here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinasadrzadeh/

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