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💡Issue #231: Reebok for sale, Black Ambition & Angel Investing School

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Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

January 11 · Issue #231 · View online
Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com

Hope you are all feeling positive but testing negative as we start the new year!
The beginning of a new year is a great time to review first principles. We hope this week’s thoughts have provided insight into ours: 
1) Don’t do what everyone else does. Focus on your own game
2) Maintain unyielding belief in your own potential. 
3) Work to realize that potential by compounding small achievements daily.
From my friends at Chenmark

Andy Ayim is joining a Fireside chat with Green Angel Syndicate to talk about The Angel Investing School.
To apply for the April 2021 Angel Investing School, click here.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Black, female founded Air Protein meat from the air startup gets $32 million in Series A funding.
Another Black, female-led startup raises money in a bid to create business benchmarks for climate risk.
Critics say Pinterest’s $22.5 million settlement with its former COO highlights the company’s inequitable treatment of the Black women
Scottish R&D startup secures £1.24 million in funding round led by Eos Advisory.
Steven Bartlett shares how he became a millionaire before the age of 28.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Top 25 Silicon Valley VCs least likely to invest in founders of colour.
Reebok’s $2.4 Billion Price Tag Brings Hip-Hop & Sports Moguls To The Table including Master P.
This Airtable lists out Diversity & Inclusion focused Venture Capital Investors (mainly US).
Sifted shares the startups have footballers invested in.
GOODsoil VC accelerates Africa’s fintech investment surge with $940 000 seed capital injection into Ghana’s Zeepay.
Square was considering acquiring Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal.
EVENTS 🎟️
The Black Ambition Prize provides a platform for eligible entrepreneurs to access growth capital, pitch feedback, and mentorship.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Ascension Ventures is hiring for a Portfolio Manager and Associates.
Black internship programme in health data science.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
Lord Hastings shares this video interview on purpose, wealth creation and education for black people in the UK.
Operation Black Vote celebrates the heroes of 2020.
Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children - inside his campaign to tackle child hunger.
Lewis Hamilton says Black Lives Matter gave him ‘extra drive’ in 2020.
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