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Excited to announce that The Angel Investing School applications are now closed. Will share some stat
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

February 17 · Issue #186 · View online
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Excited to announce that The Angel Investing School applications are now closed. Will share some stats around applicants in the next issue as well as select the 15 places.
Had the pleasure of attending The Black Tech Achievement Awards last week. I was on the judging panel and was impressed with the winners, speeches and delivery of a spectacular event.
This week I will be hosting my own event, on Thursday, Validating Founders then their ideas. Sponsored by The GLA (Mayors Office), OneTech and hosted at Go Cardless office (thank you). Over 180 signed up (incl. waitlist).
See some of you on Thursday!

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Shar, founder of Beautystack shares an open and transparent read on all the things she got wrong in2019
Weetracker shares some of the challenges with Andela, the venture-backed training and recruitment company for developers across Africa.
Femstreet shared a quality thread for founders on how to transition from bootstrapping to venture-backed growth with Julia Enthoven, cofounder of Kapwing.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Forward Partners have opened up applications for the third cohort of their 5 week, evening Founders Programme. They invest up to £500K into some of the founders who complete the programme.
Justin Dawkins shares his vision for Collab Capital, a new funding partner tailored for black founders in the US.
Richard Kerby and Rick Zullo launch Equal Ventures, which has raised a debut $56M fund to double down on thesis-driven seed.
Serena Williams is hoping to improve work opportunities for mothers by joining the Mom Project, a platform that connects moms with jobs.
EVENTS 🎟️
Huckletree are looking for the next-gen of creators and disruptors taking on the beauty industry to join their 2020 cohort of the Alpha Programme.
Nauta Capital presents VC Office Hours with Nauta Capital: Tech For Good - Thursday, 5 March 2020 at Nauta Capital, London
Huckletree West, 12th March 2020: Open Invite Members’ Mixer, a networking event for the chance to meet Huckletree’s West London community of startups and entrepreneurs
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Accenture apprenticeship eligibility form for final year 6th form and college students.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
John Legend and his mentor James Lowry talk with Upfront Ventures partner Kobie Fuller about the importance of mentorship. GREAT TAKEAWAYS.
Kauffman Fellows shares this piece on deconstructing the pipeline myth and the case for more diverse fund managers.
HBR article shares 7 simple tips on demystifying the numbers. Your audience will thank you.
Benedict Evans presents, Tech in 2020: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, The End of the Beginning and Mobile is Eating the world.
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