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💡Issue #200: Future VC 2020, Translate Culture & Kevin Hart's Life Lessons

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Last week for me could be summarised by two quotes shared with me during two separate conversations.
 

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

May 25 · Issue #200 · View online
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Last week for me could be summarised by two quotes shared with me during two separate conversations.
“When you can’t look far, look deep.”
This was a very timely quote for me as I reconnected with my priorities and started a pre-marriage course with my partner, slowed down growth opportunities intentionally for the Angel Investing School and I took stock on how grateful I am for the lifestyle I live.

“The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know.”
I’ve always tried to maintain the beginner’s mindset as I’ve excelled in my career. Someone recently asked me, “how did you get started with your career?” and I replied, “I had discipline when I earned just a little and committed to delivering quality consistently over w long period of time. Measuring my life in decades, not days.”
Hope at least one of those quotes resonated with you.
Have a productive week.

Founders Clinic episode 2. This is the second podcast episode where my cohost and I interview Patrick Netwon, founding partner at Form Ventures.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Translate Culture share how they have helped BAME Founders generate £140K+ online since UK COVID lockdown.
36 entrepreneurs share top tips on how they have pivoted their businesses during lockdown.
Kathryn Finney, founder of Digital Undivided shares transparently why she is leaving and how she feels about black women leading non-profits.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Hustle Fund share a helpful video on the math behind why early stage venture capitalists are constantly looking for $1 billion exits.
Magic Johnson, the former NBA hall-of-famer announced he will provide $100 million to fund loans to minority-owned businesses in the US.
SheaMoisture UK launches £40,000 fund for salons owned by black women.
Indie VC share a simple explanation on why VC’s don’t like debt (because it gets paid before they do!)
EVENTS 🎟️
Yvonne Bajela, Charmaine Hayden and June Angelides have arranged for an Ask Me Anything session for female founders and female aspiring VC investors.
Future VC are hosting free Masterclasses taking place across June and July 2020 designed for people who are interesting in entering a career in VC.
Surviving an Economic Meltdown - a webinar which aims to explore start-up friendly alternative financing models in a volatile economy.
London Tech Week have published a series of virtual events taking place in June.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Oliv are hiring a remote paid Data & Research intern. If interested, check it out here.
Future Startup Now have launched a five-week Founders programme for diverse creative entrepreneurs take their first steps to starting up their own business or social enterprise. You could win up to £5K!
Mogul Millennial are looking to hire a Social Media Coordinator. Apply directly here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
Frank Baker, the Private Equity mogul paid off tuition for 50 graduates of Historically Black Colleges.
ESPN shares the story of Tani Adewumi, from homeless refugee to chess prodigy, 9-year-old dreams of becoming youngest grandmaster.
Tim Ferriss interviews Kevin Hart who share pearls of wisdom about his life lessons.
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