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💡Issue #221: Paystack, Black Business Association & GUAPs 30u30

Been reflecting this week on building valuable relationships at work and read this fitting quote from

Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

October 19 · Issue #221 · View online
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Been reflecting this week on building valuable relationships at work and read this fitting quote from entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan of SOSV on what makes a great founding partner:
“How do you know you’ve got the right founder? You both see the world as being unacceptable the way it is, you know that together as a team you can make it better, and you are both willing to spend the next seven years trying to make this vision come true, even as your friends who work for bigger companies are making more money and buying better houses and cars than you can, as you plow your earnings and your learnings back into the business. You watch each other’s backs. You support each other and respect each other. You play nicely. And in general, you love their perspective and their advice. They help make you grow as a human being and as a leader. You trust them.”
Let me know what things you look for when building solid relationships at work or with a cofounder.
Have a productive week!

AIS Dictionary has been updated, now including over 100 popular startup and investing terms.
Stripe acquires Nigerian startup, Paystack for $200m.
Extend Ventures share stories to show we don’t have a pipeline problem.
Station F podcast featured Andy Ayim and spoke about angel investing, VC and scout programs.
Terri Burns, 26 joins the Board of GV as its first black female investing partner.
LocalGlobe and LSE launch The Newton programme, a training course for VC’s.
BLCK VC launches educational initiative to bring more Black entrepreneurs into the US investing ecosystem.
Pietro Invernizzi, investor at Stride VC releases this guide on Breaking into VC.
Ada Ventures launches £250,000 angel investor programme.
The Black Venture Institute launches to 5x the number of black investing partners at VC’s in the next 3 years.
Zebra Unite are hosting an event about alternative capital fundraising 101.
The BVCA are hosting a seminar to reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement and investing.
Out of Hours are hosting a 3 week programme to launch your side project idea.
Motivez are hiring for a Marketing Intern.
The Guardian share an insightful article on Skepta, JME, Julie and the Adenuga family.
Meet GUAP’s top 30 under 30 black creatives 2020.
Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher record with 91st win.
Billionaire Robert Smith admits evading taxes for years. 
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