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💡Issue #157: Jay-Z joins Caliva, Childcare at work & SoftBank's Strategy

8% of VC investors in the UK has worked in a startup. Some believe this is why there is a lack of fou

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

July 15 · Issue #157 · View online
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8% of VC investors in the UK has worked in a startup. Some believe this is why there is a lack of founder empathy from investors. However, we are starting to see a shift in the market to more operational, hands-on investors supporting founders more holistically, not just on growth. Full report by Diversity VC linked below.
This week, I am joining a roundtable discussion on creating access to opportunity for BAME talent in tech, hosted by Foundervine at No.10 🤠
I’ll also be attending Unbound London this Wednesday so say hi if you are around.

Backstage Capital: Advice for Tech Startups Raising Investment
Delivering a talk at the Future VC Masterclass Dinner last week
Announcement: Founders Programme 2019, 2nd Edition | Forward Partners
CEO Secrets: 'I was astounded by the lack of childcare at work' - BBC News
Female Founders | Female Entrepreneurship | Women in Startups | Vienna
How This Founder Is Using Technology To Reduce Racial Disparities In Healthcare
STATION F 2nd year in data
Career Karma Raises $1.5 Million Seed Round for Bootcamp Marketplace Focused on Peers | EdSurge News
Jay-Z joins cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist
Why SoftBank's Masayoshi Son is Silicon Valley's power broker
Diversity in UK Venture Capital 2019
Just 8% of UK VCs know what it's like to work at a startup | Sifted
Side Hustle Queens
Free Workshop - Get Investment Ready, Learn How to Pitch & Raise Capital Tickets, Wed 7 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Orwell Award | Eton College
Pharrell Offers Internships to All Graduates of Harlem Charter School | Complex
Initiative launches to tackle lack of diversity in tech sector and help create start-ups with backing of Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme
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