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💡Issue #237: Earn Your Leisure Podcast, Nigeria's Paystack & Ariel Investments

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Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

February 22 · Issue #237 · View online
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FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Nigeria’s Paystack distributes 1,440% returns to investors in 5 years.
Crunchbase shares how Black and female founders land 30% of the largest US early stage rounds in 2021.
Business Insider features Diddy’s top marketing executive, Deon Graham.
Wilbur Labs shares lessons from 150 founders on why startups fail.
The NewStack shares how the tech community can do better for Black women.
Crunchbase highlights notable funding to Black founders in 2020.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Ariel Investments, the largest Black owned mutual fund, is launching a private investment firm which will focus on funding minority owned businesses.
Add Psalt launches an incubator for black-owned food & drinks brands.
Huckletree share how sustainability is supercharging the startup scene.
Apple launches inaugural entrepreneur camp for Black founders and developers.
Nasdaq publishes its Tech Trends 2021 Report.
Techcrunch shares how investors are missing out on Black founders.
EVENTS 🎟️
The Black Venture Capital Consortium’s pitch competition is providing $20K cash for winners.
Female Founders Fund and Backstage are hosting office hours for Black and Latinx women founders on 25th February.
Debut Sessions, is hosting a live pitch competition on 26th February
Black Founder Office Hours by Anthemis n 25th February.
Capital Enterprise presents Building and Growing your Sales Process & Pipeline on 24th February.
Enterprise Academy presents UK-Nigeria Tech Summit on 25th February.
BYP is hosting Our Digital Future Summit on 26th February.
The Sony startup accelerator is accepting applications.
OneTech and Foundervine pre-accelerator is accepting applications.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
DigitalDx is hiring for part-time venture fellows.
Sport Tech Hub is hiring for a Programme & Operations Manager. 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
The Breakfast Club feature an interview with the founders of The Earn Your Leisure podcast about financial myths and so much more.
The WTO has elected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General.
Stratechery by Ben Thompson details Clubhouse’s Inevitability. 
BBC quiz show, ‘Mastermind’ is looking for diverse guests for the show. You interested? apply here.
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