The bull market is over; Adapting to endure; BlackRock debuts gender-lens investing
A weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women (and our allies) highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem.
Welcome to Issue #94 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!
REPORTS & INSIGHTS
Adapting to Endure
European Women in VC: Analysing the role and importance of women as cheque writers and start-up founders
-European Women in VC
The bull market is over… What are the implications for venture capital?
The Metrics To Raise A Series B (Downturn Edition)
Why the circular economy is the business opportunity of our time
-Jan Jenisch / World Economic Forum
CVCs need to play the “Sequoia game” in a downturn
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
New England Venture Capital Association is accepting applications for Unpitch HEALTH 2022. Unpitch HEALTH connects early-stage health entrepreneurs + seasoned investors for friendly, pressure-free conversations – no pitch decks, just curated meetings where entrepreneurs can access advice + feedback from industry experts. Due May 29, 2022.
Founder/Investor Office Hours at BlackTech Week. Endeavor Midwest and Black Tech Week have joined together to match Founders with potential Investors in-person during the conference. Apply by June 1, 2022.
5th Venture Capital Investment Challenge. The format is a one day simulation of an investment committee with aspiring Student VCs meeting B2B SaaS or Consumer startups, while being coached by seasoned VCs. Apply now.
Incubateur HEC Paris program is currently recruiting its next batch of startups to join in September. Apply by June 13, 2022.
Pitch Competition | DigitalFuture Summit. Pitch your idea in front of a large network of entrepreneurs, investors, and students. Every year, Vali Berlin hosts a Pitch Competition at DFS. Apply now in topics: Health, Mobility, Technology, and Sustainability. Open Applications.
UPCOMING (VIRTUAL) EVENTS
The Art & Science of Angel Investing, a one hour workshop with Andy Ayim, May 30, 2022.
NextGen VC Launch: Breaking into VC. Three guests will share their journey and top tips to break into VC. June 1, 2022.
Lead Today Shape Tomorrow - Europe’s leading Event for Female Entrepreneurship - Hybrid Conference on June 1-2, 2022.
Female Entrepreneurs & Startup Leaders Networking in Berlin hosted by Female Founders x Microsoft, June 3, 2022.
"Ask me anything" with Munashe Demawatema, VC at M12, Microsoft Venture Fund, June 9, 2022.
The Circle of Venture Capital: Founders turn angels turns VCs hosted by VAUBAN x Connectd. In-person event in London, June 9, 2022.
King's20 Accelerator 2022 Demo Day, a virtual showcase of our very best early-stage, high potential entrepreneurs from King’s College London. June 15, 2022.
ON OUR RADAR
Your Brain Is an Energy-Efficient 'Prediction Machine'
The number of women running Fortune 500 companies reaches a record high.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, debuts gender-lens investing.
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
A16z raises $4.5 billion for latest crypto fund.
Joanna Invests is Amsterdam’s new women-led investment firm for female founders.
L’Oréal launched BOLD FEMALE FOUNDERS initiative designed to support female-led startups with an initial allocation of 25 million euros.
AfricInvest closes its largest African midcap-focused fund raising over US$400 million.
Zoom Ventures is Zoom’s global investment arm driving ecosystem innovation.
Time100 Most Influential People of 2022.
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