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๐Ÿ’กIssue #98: Foundervine and Arlan is back again

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Last week, I enjoyed the intimate conversation I was a part of at o2 Wayra with black and brown found
 

Andy Ayim

May 21 · Issue #98 · View online
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Last week, I enjoyed the intimate conversation I was a part of at o2 Wayra with black and brown founders early in their journey. We shared some honest truths on being lean, how VC money is not the goal and the importance of cultural relevance.
This week looking forward to:
- Facilitating Strategy workshop with Foundervine
- Attending Breaking Barriers: Diversity in PE & VC Forum
- Hosting Office Hours with Arlan Hamilton (founders can apply HEREย less than 10 spaces left)
I will be focusing mostly though on user interviews for my startup (currently in stealth)!
Quote for the week: โ€œIf you ask me anything I donโ€™t know, Iโ€™m not going to answer.โ€ - Yogi Berraย 

Talk last week for LB Academy at Wayra
FROM THE STARTUPS ๐Ÿš€
Best thread ever on fundraising by the founder of Mixpanel.
Suhail
1/ Let's talk about fundraising: In 2009, Y Combinator only gave us $15K, half our YC batch died after demo day, 11 firms told us no, 2 firms wanted to find us a CEO, 1 VC told me, point blank, we would fail, we were a week away from death but luckily raised $500K @ 2M pre.
4:02 PM - 16 May 2018
Sanctus Tech
FROM THE INVESTORS ๐Ÿ’ธ
Arlan ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ
Iโ€™m on the MOVE the next few days. Hereโ€™s where to see me speak: ๐Ÿ“Today @REVRYTV, WeHo ๐Ÿ“Wed @C2Montreal, Montreal ๐Ÿ“Thurs + Fri @AndysHVC, London ๐Ÿ“Next week (May 28-) TBA, Berlin ๐Ÿ“June 4+5 @NordicNext, Copenhagen/Malmรถ ๐Ÿ“ŒJune 6 @venturecrushNY, NYC
7:40 PM - 20 May 2018
Could Data-Based, Human-Free Investing Eliminate Bias?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Call for new Oxbridge colleges for disadvantaged students
Witty Careers: An afternoon of Tech skills and industry insight Tickets, Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at 12:00
#PROUD
Alex. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿค–
Finished my masters thesis ๐Ÿ˜ญ 15,000 words on AI, racial bias and gender bias & steps to eradicate these issues from occurring in the future. Two years of writing in evenings & weekends after doing client work in the day. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ฏ https://t.co/J79p51lgeg
4:57 PM - 16 May 2018
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