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💡Issue #187: The Beauhurst Report, Jay-Z's Marcy Ventures & Chamillionaire

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Jamelia, founder of Treasure Tress interviewed me in this podcast episode about converting your custo
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

February 24 · Issue #187 · View online
Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com

Jamelia, founder of Treasure Tress interviewed me in this podcast episode about converting your customers into brand advocates. Over 1 hour long but hopefully a lot of value.
Thank you to all those who attended my event last Thursday at Go Cardless. Difficult newsletter to compile this week, at least 3 other stories I had to leave out!

Andy Ayim
Last night I spoke to a room of aspiring founders, creatives and professionals on how to truly validate yourself and your idea. In this thread I’ll be sharing 4 of the lessons I shared with the audience
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Naza Beauty, the Black haircare startup just raised $1 million from Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital
How Jeph Acheampong is creating a new generation of African data scientists with his startup, Blossom Academy.
Black Ballad Awarded £70,000 To Reach & Serve Black British Women Outside Of London
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
John Henry announces his departure from Harlem Capital, less than 3 months after they announced completing the fundraise for their first fund.
Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners has raised an $85 million fund to invest in consumer-focused startups.
Meet The All-Female Angel Group Making Profitable Bets On African Entrepreneurs
Beauhurst have released a 2019 report on equity investments in the UK. Over £12bn invested but growing gap for founders raising their first round and minorities are not getting much of the capital.
EVENTS 🎟️
Google’s Self Promotion Masterclass designed to help Future-Proof Your Career on Monday, 9 March 2020 at Grant Thornton, London.
UK Black Tech along with OneTech are hosting a Bootcamp on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at Tripod in Lambeth Town Hall to help provide the tools needed to start a business.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
BP Launchpad is a startup scale-up factory focused on identifying and supporting brilliant founders on their journey. They are hiring for a Venture Builder.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
Airtable have created a visual database of 28 Black Creatives Throughout History in celebration for Black History Month (USA).
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu interviews the Hip hop star, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Chamillionaire. Some great lessons shared.
Kehinde Andrews write for The Guardian on how the rapper Dave has given black British politics a voice.
Fun story on how @Oplerou has created more than 300 emojis illustrating traditional and modern-day Africa
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