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💡Issue #228: Venus Williams, Tony Hsieh & Black Ambition

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Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

December 7 · Issue #228 · View online
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Last week, my heart was deeply moved by my good friend Mus, who just returned to the UK from Sierra Leone. He shared these images of extreme child poverty which moved him to set up The M24 Foundation. I donated so that these kids in Sierra Leone could have food to eat this Christmas and I am using this platform to amplify this positive cause too.
Have a productive week!

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Airtable shares a collection of 30 SaaS Pitch Decks.
Venus Williams has launched a plant-based food startup called Happy Viking.
NY Times share ‘Tokenized’: inside Black workers’ struggles at Coinbase.
Contingent, the UK supply chain risk reduction startup with a Black co-founder raises £1.7M.
Forbes share an in-depth view into the self-destructive last months of Zappos founder, Tony Hsieh.
Timnit Gebru shares the withering email that got her fired as an ethical AI researcher at Google.
Samuel Mensah shares an interview into how he manages the Tottenham based family-owned business, Uncle Johns bakery.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Stitch Fix’s Mike Smith is leaving to a firm to invest in Black, Latinx, and women entrepreneurs.
Nasdaq seeks Board-diversity rule that most listed firms don’t meet.
Pharrell launches Black Ambition, an accelerator for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.
EVENTS 🎟️
Makers, has partnered with Coding Black Females to provide software skills training – worth £8,000 per person.
The Mayor will host a discussion about building anti-racism into recovery plans in London, and around the world.
Foundervine are hosting The Vine Community Winter Gathering today.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Bank of England is offering a number of internships and graduate placements.
UBS Next is hiring for a Venture Capital Associate.
Imagen are hiring for a Community Lead.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
CNN share how Biden’s administration will be the most diverse ever in the White House.
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