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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.
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.
Finished my masters thesis 😭 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. 🙌🏿💯 https://t.co/J79p51lgeg
4:57 PM - 16 May 2018
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