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💡 Issue #95: Giving up on D&I, Jay-Z and Investing, Investing in the Margins

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“Different isn’t always better, but better is always different.” That’s a lesson that VCs will learn
 

Andy Ayim

April 30 · Issue #95 · View online
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“Different isn’t always better, but better is always different.” That’s a lesson that VCs will learn soon enough, one way or another.
There is an ongoing debate now as founders from diverse backgrounds apply pressure to investors to stop talking about diversity and start reporting the representation behind their portfolio.
What are your thoughts?
Last week I delivered a talk titled, “How Companies can Invest in the Margins.” The video will be made available in the coming weeks. Until then the slides are below.

FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
CVs are broken, there is a new model for accessing potential
3 Ways Companies Can Invest at the Margins
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
How Fifth Third Bank is Taking a Stand for Women- and Minority-owned Businesses | Business Wire
3 Ways to Play the VC Game if You're Not a White Guy
Jay-Z backs startup using tech to keep poor out of jail
Why diversity is crucial for VC funding: 5 tips for planning your fundraise
3 Ways to Play the VC Game if You're Not a White Guy
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
Giving up on ‘diversity and inclusion’
Noun Project - Icons for Everything
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