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💡Issue #234: Black Unicorn(s), Advice for founders & Fundraising while Black

Andy Ayim
Andy Ayim
This week I am facilitating a leadership workshop on how to support agile product management teams. The leadership are all based in the US and it made me realise I have facilitated workshops in the last 12 months to people based in China, Japan, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland and France.
It made me reflect on how remote working has increased the reach and impact I can have given the work I do in coaching high performing teams. It also made me grateful for all the new connections virtual living has enabled me to have.
How have you benefited from remote working? Reply and let me know.
Have a productive week.

Green Angel Syndicate hosted Andy Ayim for an fireside chat which you can watch here.
Gary Stewart published, “The Unfortunate Truths Of Fundraising While Black.”
CityBlock, co-founded by Dr. Toyin Ajayi, raises $160M in funding passing $1B valuation.
Black-owned startup Calendly is now worth $3B according to their latest valuation.
Founder’s guide to the Term Sheet at seed stage.
CybSafe raises $7.9M Series A led by IQ Capital for its ‘behavioral’ cybersecurity platform.
First Round Review share the 30 best pieces of advice for entrepreneurs that they heard in 2020.
Founder Institute have launched a programme to help emerging fund managers raise their first fund.
Bank of America announces $150 million investments in 40 VC Funds focused on minority entrepreneurs.
HSBC and Microsoft join a consortium of 9 global funds to support Included VC.
Mountside Ventures shares 280 European VCs with fresh capital in the last 18 months.
RLC Ventures share their 2021 guide to UK startup funding ecosystem.
Butterfly VC share a blog on what due diligence actually means in VC.
Debut Sessions share a list of helpful resources for founders, such as startup lawyers.
AWS launch a free 12 week bootcamp to kickstart your career in tech as a Cloud Support Practitioner.
Startup Grind global conference will take place 22-25 February.
Access Atomico provides Office Hours for underrepresented founders.
The Intrapreneurs Club are hiring for a Head of Accelerator.
JunoBio are hiring for a number of roles such as a Growth Lead and Content Lead.
WeFarm are hiring for a number of roles from Senior Product Managers to Data Analysts.
Starbucks COO Roz Brewer is leaving at the end of February to become CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Biden moves to put anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman on $20 bill.
Ashley Walters: ‘Kids make mistakes. I know that now as a father of eight.’ 
Published an article last week on 5 ways corporate leaders can support business agility.
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