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💡Issue #196: Staying Profitable During COVID, The UK's Future Fund & Beautystack Business Summit

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Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

April 27 · Issue #196 · View online
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The 3 things I was most grateful for last week were:
  1. Soul Food, hosted by a nonprofit organisation that trains students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in venture capital and technology entrepreneurship in the US.
  2. My Webinar on staying profitable during COVID-19, which you can watch below.
  3. Having a really enjoyable week with family from planning my daughters birthday to having picnics all week!
During this time of crises, there are so many little things to be grateful for. Sometimes it is hard to see it but it is all around us.
One thing, I think we need to speak more about and be aware of is the very real and scary impact this crisis is having on mental health. From anxiety to depression, domestic violence, divorce and even suicidal thoughts. My friend Anthony Ware, and others are doing great work on that front to support people with tips, advice and spaces to have open and honest conversations.
Thank you and others doing great work to keep us mentally stable. There is an upcoming Webinar on Staying Mentally Resilient that you might enjoy.
Have a productive week!

Exclusive Content
How to Stay Profitable During COVID-19 How to Stay Profitable During COVID-19
Full video from a talk in February 2020 in London at Go Cardless about how founders can validate themselves and their ideas, taken from my latest ebook below.
You can get a free copy of The WHY+WHO+YOU Framework book I published here.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Bejay shares the story of how his business lost ¼ million pounds in confirmed sales in three weeks, yet he gained the world.
Check Warner shared this article in response to The UK Governments announcement of The Future Fund to support startups.
SeedLegals data reveals coronavirus effect on UK startup funding rounds.
My friend and role model, Samuel Wood shares details and actionable insight on how he switched careers from Marketer to Software Contractor.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Michael Tefula has shared an insightful piece on timeless advice he has learned from Benchmark Capital, just as Benchmark partner Bill Gurley announced his retirement.
Bethnal Green Ventures share how we need to lead by example with Diversity & Inclusion.
EVENTS 🎟️
Bejay Mulenga, a young amazing entrepreneur I know well is holding a business building series at 6pm every Tuesday on Zoom. Sign up here.
Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large at Techcrunch has set aside a block of free tickets to ensure that pre-seed female and BAME founders are represented at The Europas.
Beautystack are holding a Business Summit on 1st May, for female founders.
Playfair Capital are hosting office hours for female founders on 4th June.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Felix Capital, the digital lifestyle and consumer focused VC are hiring for a new Investor position. 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
How Issa Rae Became the Modern Mogul - Trapital by Dan Runcie
FullStackHR have shared 500 Remote Work Resources and Tools for HR people
Michael Jordan’s new documentary, The Last Dance is on Netflix. Simply Epic, plus he is donating all profits to charity.
BBC shares a summary of The Government’s £1.3bn scheme to help start-ups.
Refinery 29 share stories from 6 black women in tech on how they got their start in the industry.
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