Sevetri Wilson recently made history with an $8 million series A funding round for her software-as-a-service company Resilia. The round represented one of the largest investments for an enterprise software company headed by an African American female founder, Resilia reported.

For this Plug In South LA Beat, our curation of must-read innovation and technology news, we’re drawing inspiration from Resilia founder and CEO Wilson, whose New Orleans-based company works to democratize innovation for the nonprofit industry by bridging gaps between those deploying capital and those on the receiving end.

“I wasn’t in the venture world and I didn’t come up in San Francisco. So you could imagine going out to raise money, and you’re not a technical founder, and you’re black, and you’re from the South. I had a lot of ‘ands’ with me,” Wilson told Black Enterprise executive managing editor Alisa Gumbs.

Continue reading to find out how she pivoted to start Resilia:

Black Women Rock at Raising Capital: Sevetri Wilson’s NOLA Startup Raises $8 Million