Fifth Star Funds
Langston Hill joined Fifth Star Funds as a full-time Venture Associate in 2022. Langston is a two-time entrepreneur and former financial professional in the Banking & Credit industry. After graduating from Morehouse College, Langston began his career as a commercial banker at BMO Harris Bank. He then co-founded AdThrill as an HBCU ad-platform, which paid students to watch and rate ads online in order for brands to test sample advertising content. Langston later co-founded Urbanime, which is a culture company that uses the comic book and anime mediums to tell fictional and non-fictional stories centered on Urban Culture. His experience fundraising as a startup founder has led him to have a deep resonance for Fifth Star Funds' mission to close the Friends and Family funding gap for Black founders. Originally hailing from Oakland, California, Langston has been a resident of Chicago for over 10 years.