How to handle VC inbound; NFT Talents program; Change Now (in Paris)!
A weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women (and our allies) highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem.
Welcome to Issue #91 of For Colored Girls Who Tech, a weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women (and our allies) highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to partner with us or share stories, tips, or questions. If you enjoy our content, we encourage you to like this post above and share it with your community!
INSIGHTS & REPORTS
The Marketplace Retention Metric Most Ignore
-Olivia Moore / a16z
How to handle VC inbound when you are at day one
Dirty Secret: Venture Reserves are Not Always a Good Thing
-Laura Thompson / Sapphire
IRR is a vanity metric
Migrant Founders Monitor
The secret world beneath our feet mind blowing key to planets future
-George Monbiot / The Guardian
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
NFT Talents: An 18-Week Mentoring Program Empowering Talent for Leadership in the NFT Space (program is free). The application deadline is May 16, 2022.
Open call for submissions for the first edition of the AuthenticA Series Lab, an exciting and empowering programme for African episodic screenwriters. Closes May 17, 2022.
Launch A Social Startup in a Year. Applications for the Autumn 2022/23 Social Innovation Fellowship by Year Here are open. Over 10 months, you’ll learn how to build entrepreneurial solutions to society’s toughest problems. Apply by May 29, 2022.
Village Capital x Johnson and Johnson Impact Ventures announce the Innovations in Health Equity. The program will support 10-12 entrepreneurs focused on improving health equity for BIPOC, low income, or other underserved communities in the US. Apply by May 31, 2022.
Climate Leadership - The Road to COP27. Join Scientists Warning Europe and a panel of experts to hear what we need to see from leadership - at all levels - to respond to the climate crisis. May 12, 2022.
Latinas in Tech Summit 2022. Join over 2,000 Latina techies and tap into the most powerful network for landing tech jobs and growing your tech career. May 18-20, 2022.
Rise Accelerator 2022 Founder Showcase by Colorintech. A showcase bringing together supporters of underrepresented founders for an evening of networking and hearing from exciting new startups. May 19, 2022.
Business Angel Minority Association Spring Pitch Event. May 20, 2022.
Assure Structured LIVE Masterclass, a free two-day virtual conference focusing on all aspects of SPVS. May 24-25, 2022.
The Information's 2022 Creator Economy Summit. The event will feature fireside chats, panels and deep dive masterclasses hosted by The Information's Kaya Yurieff and other reporters from The Information, with plenty of time for live Q&A with attendees. May 25, 2022.
ON OUR RADAR
Chicago leads the country in percentage of seed funding for Black, Latino founders.
Starbucks wants to become the gas station of the future for EVs.
Africa’s creatives are promoting sustainability to combat climate change.
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Allan Jean-Baptise launched Ansa Capital with a $100 million initial raise of its debut fund dedicated to supporting under-covered markets, ideas, and people.
Stanford Gets $1.1 Billion for New Climate School From John Doerr.
Samara Hernandez, GP of Chingona Ventures lands $52M to fund overlooked founders in massive markets.
The Seed 25: The best female early-stage investors.
Sequoia, Binance and a16z back Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter bid.
Rali_cap, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on emerging markets fintech, has launched a $30 million fund.
SeedLegals closes over £1bn funding for UK startups.
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