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Kicking off another cohort of The Angel Investing School this week, feeling both excited and nervous to meet the 30 new participants.
The heatwave followed by storms and rain across the UK reminded me that the seasons always come back round. There is a time to plant seeds and the time for harvesting will always come round. Be patient.
Have a productive week.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
BYP Network raise over £850K in their equity crowdfunding campaign.
Gymshark, the sportswear brand is now worth over £1bn.
Conduit, a new platform connecting angel investors to startups.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Berlin-based B2B-focused VC investor La Famiglia has raised a €50m fund.
Gary Davidson from Tech Nation is offering open hours over the next few weeks to startups, offering introductions to investors and more.
Huckletree have opened applications for Renegade Academy, a startup bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs. Use RAEARLYBIRD20 to get discount.
Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females are offering free coding classes in the West Midlands.
Google for Startups is offering Live Sessions with Google experts to share new ideas and best practices.
MSDUK are hosting a virtual innovation summit on 1st September.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
gal-dem are hiring for an Opinions and Personal Essay Editor.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿💻
Former BET CEO, Debra Lee Joins Procter & Gamble Board of Directors.
Filmmaker Nia DaCosta makes history as first Black woman to direct a Marvel movie.
A special episode of Planet Earth is coming later this year with a special collaboration between Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave.
Variety share insight into how Kamala Harris built a power base in the music industry as Joe Biden’s Vice President.
Vanity Fair displays how China has created racist A.I. to track Muslims.
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