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A weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem.
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Welcome to Issue #50 of For Colored Girls Who Tech, a weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem. We are a community-centric newsletter so 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!
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting. Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the company’s decision to ban former president Donald Trump from its platform. Peloton is recalling all its treadmills. The Shopify for NFTs. Andela looks beyond its African roots. RIP David Swensen.
The Funding Divide: Tracking Bias in Early-Stage Fundraising
The State of Fintech in Emerging Markets.
-Briter Bridges and Catalyst Fund
Banks with More Women on Their Boards Commit Less Fraud
- Scott Berinato / Harvard Business Review
The next revolution in commerce will be driven by the seller
-Kirsten Green / Forerunner Ventures
My Startup Failed Six Years Ago. I’ve Been Hiding from My Shame Ever Since.
The new rules of the “creator economy”
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
Black Tech Accelerator brought to you by 1000 Black Voices. A result-focused accelerator program comprising workshops, mentoring, collaborative forum, a hackathon and more, over an 8 week duration. Apply by May 11, 2021.
Apply to pitch at the P&G Ventures Innovation Challenge. Win a $10K cash prize and an opportunity to partner with P&G Ventures. Apply by May 13, 2021.
OneQuantum Africa | First African Quantum Summit & Career Fair, May 12-14, 2021.
HER Digital Academy, Coding 101 (Free) Workshop, May 15, 2021.
The UN Food Systems Summit competition ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ will identify the best (SMEs) from across the world transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. May 25, 2021.
Female Founders x Antler: Find your co-founder and build a strong team, May 26, 2021.
Entrepreneurs of color - Win a $20,000 Brand Audit from bbp Agency. Work with a mix of strategists and creatives who will Review, Recommend, Refresh and React your digital brand! Apply by May 24, 2021.
Upcoming (Virtual) Events
Best Practices to Raise Remotely with Eric Bahn, GP of Hustle Fund, May 11, 2021.
State of Latinas & Black Women in the USA, May 13, 2021.
Join IFC - International Finance Corporation and EMPEA for the 22nd Annual Global Private Equity Conference, May 17-20, 2021.
Space & Tech: Who on Earth is focused on the Stars? Women Take on the Digital Divide - Part 5. May 20, 2021.
The Future is Africa: African developers are building for the world, May 20, 2021.
Venture Capital: Not every stage is the same. Presented by Portfolio Summits & 500 Startups. May 20, 2021.
Financement pour startups early stage @Bpifrance @CCIParis (en français 🇫🇷), May 20, 2021.
Speedinvest Network Effects presents 'How to Ace Your Marketplace Fundraise' session, May 27, 2021.
ON OUR RADAR
Goldman Sachs executes its first bitcoin derivatives trades.
Google’s plan to eradicate cookies is crumbling.
Liverpool chooses UK’s first directly elected black female mayor.
The Original Kings of Esports-Black players pioneered what we now call esports. The industry hasn’t paid them back.
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mike Asem and Victor Gutwein, at Chicago’s M25, raise new $31.8M fund to invest in early-stage startups throughout the Midwest.
Jessica Alba becomes the youngest Latina to land company on Wall Street.
TechBeach Retreat Launches $4M Accelerator Program in Caribbean.
Carry1st has raised $6 million in funding for its mobile game publishing platform targeted at the untapped potential of the African market.
Meet the Creator First Finalists. Clubhouse is funding 50 audio shows from creators, giving them each $15,000.
Birimian Holdings has launched as a dedicated investment company with aims to support African fashion brands in the continent and diaspora.
MixedByAli's EngineEars announces star-studded investors: Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled & more.
Kelsey Koelzer becomes first Black ice hockey coach in NCAA history.
Tiger Global seeks $10 billion for record tech venture fund.
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