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💡Issue #182: Akon City, Jamie Foxx in London & Angel Investing School

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Morning all, Slightly updated the design of the newsletter (let me know your thoughts). Spent last we
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

January 20 · Issue #182 · View online
Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com

Morning all,
Slightly updated the design of the newsletter (let me know your thoughts). Spent last week in Switzerland creating a 2020 Roadmap with reminded me that we spend less than 1% of our time on strategy and 99% on execution so it is important not to go down a rabbit hole over the details of strategy as things can often change once executing.
Have a productive week.

Over 30 applications so far to my AHVC Angel Investing School (AIS). Sign up here to the 6 weeks evening course on how to get started with angel investing.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Shaping a workforce for the future, with Monzo’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Sheree Atcheson.
Career Ready is delighted to announce the appointment of Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa as the charity’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Casper Sleep IPO: Online mattress seller files to go public. 50 cent and Nas invested in Casper the d2c mattress company which is now looking to go public. Spend $400m+ in marketing over 4 years.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Female Office Hours for female-founded UK business looking for Seed funding with Ascension & Fair By Design at Wayra, London on 30th January.
Rapper Akon kicks off construction for world’s first “crypto city.” Senegal has given the green light to build Akon City—a 2,000-acre metropolis that will trade exclusively in a digital currency called Akoin.
Future VC Programme is a two-month paid internship in venture capital with industry talks and access to the London startup ecosystem. Apply here.
EVENTS 🎟️
Color in Tech have partnered with Google, Microsoft and Balderton for a 2nd edition of their Rise Pre-accelerator for outlier entrepreneurs.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Head of Community (m/f/d) in Berlin or London for Speedinvest
Digital Marketing role with VC backed FX startup Verto FX
Apply now for Partnership Manager / New Business Lead Job at YSYS in London
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
Charlamagne Tha God interviews Stormzy. Thoroughly enjoyed the breadth of conversation across this hour long conversation.
Lord Micheal Hastings shares the vital need for you to send the elevator down in your career.
Jamie Foxx meets with nobility at the House Of Lords as he joins Michael B. Jordan to discuss new film Just Mercy.
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