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💡Issue #206: Bozoma Saint John, 10x10 Fund & Eddie Brown

In the last 6 weeks, I took a break from consuming content on social media and posting (apart from pr

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

July 6 · Issue #206 · View online
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In the last 6 weeks, I took a break from consuming content on social media and posting (apart from promoting the Angel Investing School). I needed time in solitude off the back of COVID and BLM to reflect on who I am, what I do and how I can use my influence to bring about positive change.

This week, although I haven’t reached a conclusion, I just wanted to say thank you for all those who have checked in on me, and that I am truly grateful for the following 3 pieces of news.
1️⃣ Gabriela Hersham sharing the #BraverTogether Huckletree campaign I featured in with me .

2️⃣ Tommy Williams featuring me in his Forbes article alongside some role models and friends of mine. titled, ’25 Leading Black British Business People To Follow’ 

3️⃣ OneTech offered 5 scholarships (free places) for professionals from underrepresented careers and backgrounds to join the September cohort of The Angel Investing School:

I just wanted to say thank you, I appreciate you and if you enjoy this newsletter, please do forward it to a friend.
Have a productive week!

OneTech partners with The Angel Investing School to provide 5 scholarships to underrepresented professionals.
AudioMob have launched a mentoring programme for black students aged 18 - 25.
Netflix UK is looking for video essays from black and underrepresented creatives, as well as those who live outside London, form to complete here.
Black Ballad with Founders Factory are providing places for female founders to receive free business masterclasses.
Ingressive Capital, a venture fund that focuses on pre-seed and seed stage investment in Africa has doubled its fund size.
Andy Davis, Venture Partner at Backstage Capital and part of the recent Atomico Angel programme has launched a syndicate fund investing in black founders.
Eddie Brown shares an insightful interview into his illustrious investment career.
Clearlake, Insight, Vista and other private equity firms create 50 new board roles for diverse candidates 
UKBAA shared a recording from their recent webinar, Investing in Black Founders Matters.
Foundervine and OneTech hare hosting a Founders Weekend from 10th - 12th July.
10x10 host investor and startup hangouts every Friday lunchtime.
Innovators Room are hosting a webinar on revenue-based financing on Friday 7th August.
Playfair Capital are hiring for 6 month internship position.
Seedcamp are hiring for 6 month internship position.
Round Hill Capital are hiring for an Associate position.
Calm/Storm VC are hiring for a junior/ senior analyst intern to work remotely.
Spark Capital are hiring for an internship position.
YSYS are hiring for a remote Employment Programme Manager.
Channel 4 presents a 2-part programme on a British school helps its students uncover and eradicate hidden racial biases. Good watch!
Merit is a new, free VC training programme that hopes to offer a scalable solution to the VC industry’s diversity problem.
Netflix named Bozoma Saint John as its new chief marketing officer, making her the first Black woman to join the online TV giant’s group of top executives.
Citigroup’s Raymond McGuire insists that Wall Street has to invest in this moment to bring real change. And oh, by the way: he may run for mayor!
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