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💡Issue #101: PlayVS, LendStreet, Backstage 100 and Black & White Spaces

So many wins for the culture in this one (so slightly longer than usual). Finally attended Fearless F

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

June 10 · Issue #101 · View online
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So many wins for the culture in this one (so slightly longer than usual). Finally attended Fearless Futures training on Power, Privilege and Inequality. My two wishes was that it should have been longer than just a morning, secondly the attendees wanted to be there but the biggest impact would have been on those who didn’t attend. 
On that note, you can sign up for the next one on 12th July: HERE
I haven’t written a blog for a few months now. Need some inspiration, feel free to send me topics and things you want to hear about.

LendStreet raises $7M in Series A + $110M in debt financing to scale consumer debt restructuring platform - Cross Culture Ventures
PlayVS, bringing esports infrastructure to high schools, picks up $15 million – TechCrunch
#Backstage100 The Story
Guidelines for VCs Writing Discrimination & Harassment Policies
Backstage Capital has invested in 100 startups
🇺🇸 Andrew Chen on Twitter
Process and Leverage in FundraisingProcess and Leverage in Fundraising – Y Combinator
This is what it feels like to be black in white spaces
Hanna هَنا نعيمة
Companies with underrepresentations of certain groups (POC, women, disabled folks etc) doing surveys to know if their culture is inclusive is kinda silly. By definition it will be largely inclusive to the mainstream groups because they are already there. #DiversityandInclusion
12:09 PM - 8 Jun 2018
Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board? – Both Sides of the Table
Handoff - Automatically turn designs into code, specs and assets for developers | Marvel
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