VC Due Diligence Process Explained; Snapchat Black Creator Accelerator; #CelebrateBlackDads
A weekly newsletter for Black and Brown women (and our allies) highlighting entrepreneurship and venture capital in the tech ecosystem.
Welcome to Issue #99 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!
The Psychology of Fundraising for Entrepreneurs
-Ron Lewis / OCA Ventures
VC Explained: Diligence Process
-Allison Weil Lechnir / Hyde Park Venture Partners
Are Venture Returns About to Cycle?
-Andrea Auerbach / Cambridge Associates
A beginner’s guide to Diversity and Inclusion for European Startups
-Laura Roguet / Korelya Capital
OPPORTUNITIES, FUNDING & COMPETITIONS
MEST Express is an acceleration program focused on providing investment-readiness support to early and growth-stage startups in Ghana. All participating startups will receive upfront equity-free grant funding of US$5,000. Startups in each cohort will have the opportunity to participate in a pitching session where top-performing ventures will receive up to $20,000 in equity-free grant funding. Apply by July 10, 2022.
WimbartOfficeHours, fourth edition - a FREE PR mentorship programme for early-stage African tech startups. 20 companies will be selected. Applications due July 22, 2022.
MIPCOM Cannes Diversify TV Awards champion diversity & inclusion across the TV industry. If you have a programme with a positive impact that stands out in terms of originality & excellence, you can apply for an award. Calls for entries closes July 22, 2022.
Snapchat has officially launched ‘The Black Creator Accelerator,’ a mentorship program to help emerging talent jumpstart their careers. Apply by August 12, 2022.
How I Met My Cofounder by Entrepreneur First. Finding the right co-founder is the key to your startup success. Listen to alumni reveal how they found their perfect co-founder. In Paris, July 6, 2022.
Republic TechChicago Week: Coffee & Crowdfunding, July 15, 2022.
Scrum Ventures & SmartyCityX invite you to Demo Day at The Chase Center featuring leading smart city startups and industry executives. July 20, 2022.
REFASHIOND Ventures Quarterly LP Update. GPs, Brian Laung Aoaeh & Lisa Morales-Hellebo, will provide info on the fund's portfolio companies, shared insights, & trends on emerging supply chain innovations and technology. July 21, 2022.
ON OUR RADAR
The End of the Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy.
Sequoia, Y Combinator And AZ16 Under Scrutiny In Congress Over ‘Tech Bro’ Culture.
These are the next startup investment hotspots in west Africa.
PEOPLE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
MaC Venture Capital Announces $203M Fund II, nearly doubling the capital the majority Black-owned venture firm raised for its inaugural fund last year.
Carta acquires Vauban, making it easier for investors to back entrepreneurs globally.
Visible Hands, a Boston VC firm dedicated to helping underrepresented founders raised its first fund of $10.5 Million.
Pharrell Named Chief Brand Officer of Doodles NFT Project.
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