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💡Issue #238: European Black Founders Fund, Jay-Z & Money Moves podcast

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Andy Ayim on Minorities in Tech

March 1 · Issue #238 · View online
Your weekly newsletter on minorities in tech, venture and entrepreneurship 💫 http://andyayim.com

We are officially 3 months into the year. For some time is flying by, for others it’s a drag. How have you found 2021 so far?
Overdue, but last week I joined the amazing Alma Angels community, who are on a mission to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs seeking funding.
Through Church and conversations with friends I found myself asking a friend, “Do you feel you are doing your life’s work?” It is a not an easy question for anyone to answer. Does the answer roll off your tongue?
Food for thought. Have a productive week.

Last week, Andy Ayim featured on the BBC Money Moves podcast hosted by Toni Tone talking about mindset and goal setting.
✨ FEATURED POST ✨
Breakroom, the people-powerd job comparison site for hourly work is hiring for a Digital Designer.
Breakroom, the people-powerd job comparison site for hourly work is also hiring for a Growth Manager.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Business Live announces that companies with ethnic minority leaders contribute £74bn to UK economy.
Forbes share how three brothers in Canada are building the largest venture fund for BIPOC founders.
Fintech startup Finix allocates 10% of its $3m round for Black and Latinx investors.
Jonathan Hsu breaks down key metrics important to understand if you are building a tech startup.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Google for Startups announced a $2M European Black Founders Fund which will provide up to $100,000 in non-dilutive cash to startups selected.
Jay-Z Sells Half of Ace of Spades Champagne to LVMH.
Harlem Capital share 305 Black and Latino Founders Who Raised $1mm+ in VC Funding ($10.8bn Total).
Venture Deals are starting their spring course on March 7th. Apply now.
Impact Investor Directory provided courtesy of Tech for Good.
EVENTS 🎟️
Capital Enterprise are hosting their annual International Women’s Day Office Hours on 8th March.
SocialFIXT are hosting a two-day virtual careers festival, helping black creatives find their dream career within journalism, music, arts, tech and fashion.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 💼
Beautonomy are hiring for 6 roles for their exciting VC backed Creator Economy startup.
Augmentum are hiring for a Digital Marketing and Operations Assistant, No VC experience required.
Founders Factory are hiring for an Investment Analyst.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
BR (Bavarian Broadcasting) data journalists shows that an AI for personality assessment can be swayed by appearances.
Nashlie Sephus, a 35-year-old Black AI researcher, has a vision for transforming her hometown into a $25m thriving center for tech entrepreneurs.
TIAA Names JPMorgan’s Thasunda Brown Duckett as CEO (prominent Black executive).
Foot Locker CEO explains why the sneaker industry should lead the way in diversity and inclusion.
Hotwire Global are directing up to $1 million USD in pro bono brand, marketing, and public relations services to qualifying tech and tech-enabled organisations that are minority-led.
MIT Technology Review has published their list of 10 breakthrough technologies for 2021.
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