Two Dallas Entrepreneurs Recognized as ‘Founder of the Year’

Dennis Cail and Mandy Price

Two Dallas entrepreneurs have been recognized by Afrotech’s Future List as founders of the year.

Dennis Cail is co-founder and CEO of the fintech startup Zirtue and Mandy Price is co-founder and CEO of the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging startup Kanarys.

The list honors the achievements and performances of people of color in technology and innovation, and also recognizes individuals or groups that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through their career endeavors.

Helping companies overcome DEIB challenges

Kanarys is a technology company that provides tools that organizations need to create long-term systemic change around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) challenges.

It works alongside mid-size enterprises and Fortune 500 companies by transforming DEIB work with data by providing the framework, benchmarking, and solutions companies need to incorporate best-in-class DEIB into every area of the organization.

Price was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Southwest Award finalist by Ernst & Young.

Despite Black women receiving .06% of venture capital funding, Price has been able to raise more than $10.5 million in venture capital funding to help companies advance and measure DEIB within their organization.


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