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A weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem.

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Issue #49 of For Colored Girls Who Tech, a weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem. We love hearing from our readers so feel free to reach out if you’d like to share stories, tips, comments, or questions. Don’t forget to like this post above and share it with friends.

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This week, I’m excited to launch a partnership with bbp, a tech-specialist creative agency. They have graciously teamed up with us to offer one lucky entrepreneur, male or female, a brand audit worth $20,000!! Apply by May 24 and good luck!!

iPhone users can now opt out of cross-app tracking from Facebook with Apple’s new software update. Netflix launches ‘Play Something’ Shuffle feature. The Winklevoss Twins set to release the first Crypto Rewards Credit Card. A look behind Basecamp's controversial new memo.

INSIGHTS


OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS

OutPitch 2021 call for innovative early-stage tech startups in the Southeast. The winner of the live pitch competition will receive a $100,000 investment from Outlander Labs. Apply by COB May 2, 2021.

Google for Startups Accelerator Africa is a three-month digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in Africa.

Render Capital Competition. Annually awards 8 startups with $100,000 each, plus free support services. Deadline May 6, 2021.

Dorm Room Fund-The Female Investor Track. A 3-week masterclass to help women who are just starting their careers in venture transition and grow in the industry. Apply by May 21, 2021.


UPCOMING (VIRTUAL) EVENTS

Our World Festival- a virtual summit celebrating Pan-African Womxnhood. May 2-4, 2021.

SeedLegals presents-SaaS Companies: Pre-empting DD – key things you need to know when raising from investors, May 4, 2021.

Catalyst Fund Webinar: how might we accelerate the growth of MSEs via innovation in digital commerce? May 5, 2021.

Hustle Fund Live Event: Real Founders Pitch a VC, May 5, 2021.

The Black Women in Investing Network (BWIN) and BLCK VC will host "DealMakers with Jasmine Richards." May 6, 2021.

"Finance, femmes et entrepreneuriat" Women In Africa x Société Générale,(en français 🇫🇷), May 6, 2021.

Complimentary tickets to The Wall Street Journal, The Future Of Everything Festival, May 11-13, 2021.

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Global Conference-Lessons from the pandemic for investors and entrepreneurs. May 12-13, 2021.

#DSLive, created by the Debut Sessions, is a live Pitch Competition, open for the whole tech community to attend for free. The winner of the pitch competition will receive a £100,000 SEIS investment from Ascension Venture. May 13, 2021.

Food Banks, the UN Food Systems Summit, and the Future of Food. May 13, 2021.

BIPOC representation in the Healthcare startup ecosystem Pt 1, hosted by BLCK VC, May 18, 2021.

Outward x Augmentum Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event. May 20, 2021.


ON OUR RADAR

The misunderstood first 100 days of Kamala Harris.

Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion Choreographer JaQuel Knight Launches Company to Copyright Dance Moves.

Creators are making bank selling....Google spreadsheets.

Schools Use Software That Blocks LGBTQ+ Content, But Not White Supremacists.


PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

CVS Health Launches $100 Million Venture Fund.

American Express will provides 100 Black Women Entrepreneurs with funding and mentorship through “100 for 100” Program.

Soona Amhaz, the founder of Volt Capital raises $10 million to back early-stage crypto startups.

TIME 100 Most Influential Companies 2021.  

Pendulum Holdings, a new venture capital firm run by Robbie Robinson is quietly investing $250 million in startup founders of color.


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