Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com
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.
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.
Color in Tech have partnered with Google, Microsoft and Balderton for a 2nd edition of their Rise Pre-accelerator for outlier entrepreneurs.