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💡Issue #204: Tristan Walker, Robert Smith & Angel Investing Open Day


Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

June 22 · Issue #204 · View online

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“Am I having the time I want where I design a life that I actually enjoy living in.”
Lifestyle design has been a conversation I have had with parents, friends and colleagues in recent weeks. One of the consequences of COVID is that many people have had time to reflect deeply and discover what brings them energy, what drains their energy and what is the aspirational lifestyle they desire to live.
I’m a big believer in falling in love with the journey of life and not just the outcome at the end. So rather than dream about retiring and living on a beech when you are 65, why can’t you optimise towards that lifestyle in the near future?
One thing we can all accept is that there is so much that lies outside of our control. Nevertheless, during this time of self-discovery, I hope many of you are realising the many things that you can actually influence directly too.
Have a productive week!

The Angel Investing School is hosting an Open Day at 1pm this Friday as a taster for those interested in joining the September course. Register here.
Facebook have introduced a number of initiatives to support black and diverse communities.
Medium appoint Colin Kaepernick to the Board of Directors.
The Plug presents a future of work: Black tech founders are shaping, not waiting.
HBR published a VC’s guide to investing in Black founders.
TransferWise 20 Under 20 competition is searching for the 20 most talented young entrepreneurs in Europe. £25,000 total prize money awarded to one or more winners with mentoring.
Robert Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners shares a 2% solution for Black owned businesses.
First Round Capital share how managers can weave inclusion into their work by focusing on 4 qualities of inclusive leaders.
Array VC allocates $1m for underrepresented enterprise founders
Hoxton Ventures (investor in Deliveroo, Darktrace and Babylon) has closed its second fund of just under $100m to invest in European startups.
Fearless Futures are hosting a virtual workshop: Anti-Racism 101 on Thursday, 9 July 2020.
Female Founders Offline and accelerateHER are hosting Office Hours for founders at 5pm on 24th June.
Small group jams with VC investor Fred Destin for founders from underprivileged backgrounds or talent who want to break into VC.
Anthemis (Fintech focused VC) are hosting Female Founder Office Hours with Diversity VC and Ladies Who Launch on 30th June.
Statmetrix are hiring a Full Stack Developer. 
MIT Tech Review presents an argument that Silicon Valleys marketing has replaced breakthrough innovation with incremental innovation.
Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Company joins the Board of Shake Shack.
Amy Cheetham on Twitter shared the hidden art of cold emailing to land a job.
AfriBlocks is a global pan-african freelance network, where qualified and skilled African professionals can find remote jobs.
Black authors are on all the bestseller lists right now. But publishing doesn’t pay them enough.
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