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💡Issue #227: Atomico State of EU tech, LA Media Fund & Powerlist 2020

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Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

November 30 · Issue #227 · View online
Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com

This week I reflected on a feeling I had 6 months ago to actually stop producing this newsletter (forgive me!). I clearly decided to keep going anyway because I realise how many people really value receiving bitesize news from the UK tech ecosystem.
Filled me with joy when subscribers got in touch recently telling me about jobs they landed which they first saw shared in the newsletter.
This year more than any, it’s important to share good news stories, so please do reply to this email and let me know some of your good news too!
Have a productive week!

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Janine Sickmeyer shares a list of SaaS companies owned by black founders. 
Black founders doing it without venture capital.
Former BET Networks president and tech founders launch new social media platform for BIPOC
Forethought raises $17M from investors like Diddy with new approach to automated customer service
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
POCIT share lessons from Kai Bond, serial entrepreneur and investor.
LA Media Fund New Slate Ventures raises $100 Million to invest in “Culturally Impactful” startups.
Billionaire Brian Sheth reveals why he’s leaving Robert Smith at Vista following tax evasion case.
EVENTS 🎟️
TLA Black Women in Tech are hosting an event on 10th December on Preparing for 2021 with Deutsche Bank.
Be a part of the free launch of Atomico’s annual State of European tech report on Dec 8th with Slush, Orrick, and SVB.
Bethnal Green Ventures have applications open for their Spring 2021 Programme for investment and support to launch and grow tech for good businesses.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Atomico are hiring for a Senior Associate and Associate candidates, and for the latter, they do not need to have prior investing experience. 
Color in Tech are hiring for a Content & Community Manager.
Mayors Fund for London have 35 part time internships.
Ogilvy have applications open for Creative apprenticeships.
Future VC have their 2021 applications open for their VC internship programme.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
The MOBOs 2020 share how it is more important that ever to showcase black culture.
The Grocer shares how major supermarkets are staging prime-time ad break takeover in stand against racism.
The Powerlist 2021 was released last week, featuring the UK’s most influential people from Black heritage.
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