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💡Issue #203: Lo Toney, Change at Reddit & Included VC


Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

June 15 · Issue #203 · View online

Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫

“Money can’t buy love, so why do weddings cost so much?”
Have a productive week!

Last weeks Founders Clinic podcast featured Impact X.
Reddit names YC’s Michael Seibel to board, following co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s exit.
Zume co-founder goes from pizza to climate-friendly food with $2.7 million in funding
UK startup Applied share how ‘it is a pandemic of racism’ the failure of data, implicit bias and systemic discrimination
Sport England is calling to innovators to help solve existing inequalities with physical activity levels that have been worsened by coronavirus (Covid-19).
Government launches application 2,500 new places on artificial intelligence and data science conversion courses.
Included VC share a number of actions they are taking to support Black founders including a virtual summit.
Lo Toney shares how important it is for Limited Partners investing in VC funds to incorporate diversity mandates into their work.
Paypal is offering grants of up to $10,000 to Black-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19 or civil unrest.
The Definitive Guide to Investing in Black Founders
Atlanta-based Collab Capital is raising a $50m profit-sharing fund for black founders. 
On Friday, June 26th I’ll be hosting a free Open Day webinar to share an overview of The Angel Investing School and answer all your most pressing questions.
Andy Ayim is hosting a workshop called Business Plans are dead! Startup idea validation made simple this Thursday 18 June at 14:00
Hustle Fund are hosting an event on 16th June about how to drive revenue by increasing customer retention
UBS is hosting a virtual Capital Access Summit on June 16 and 17 to help prepare early-stage female founders from across the country on their fundraising journeys. 
The Information shares how as Silicon Valley turns attention to race, Black entrepreneurs detail prejudice.
Wol Kolade, Founding Partner at Private Equity firm Livingbridge shares a personal statement on BLM.
Tom Ilube issues a challenge to the nation’s (mostly white) boardrooms to act to end race bias.
The Guardian shares how there are lots of BAME candidates for UK boardrooms.
Stormzy will e donating £10M over 10 years to Black British causes.
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