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Startup Digest London - HeyGo, UKBAA Angel Investment Awards, More the Money, Hustle Crew, Index Origin, Talking Politics and more

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Hello Digesters,
The weather is getting nicer and London is starting to open up. And soon, we’ll be starting to travel up again. In the meantime, one of the hot newcomers in London’s tech scene (winners of the first Debut Sessions), heygo, is bringing experiences and live, immersed tours and cities closer to you. I felt nostalgic about New York, so it helped me relieve it and walk the streets of NYC with my dear friends! I started thinking about the travel plans, and it helped me build my bucket list (Machu Pichu is winning at the moment). This weekend I’ll be touring Hanoi with my friend that lives there. So what are you waiting for? Let’s heygo together!
Do you know a luminary in early-stage investment or a trailblazing entrepreneur deserving of recognition and celebration of their year of success? Nominate them to be recognised at 2021’s UKBAA Angel Investment Awards.
I came across this article on business communities by Daisy Onubogu of Backed VC, and I couldn’t agree with her more: The answer is keep building and retaining the real communities in our lives and remember that communities for business purposes are not the same thing.”
Overcoming the patriarchy and other systems of oppression isn’t a one-time thing. Lasting change takes habits and some extra support. Apply or give away a Hustle Crew membership here.
Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) asks what the relations between men and women have in common with other kinds of oppression, from slavery to colonialism – and offers radical suggestions for liberation. Talking Politics is by far my favourite podcast this week.
In case you’ve missed it, check out the More than Money report looking into the VC ‘value add’. It brings together insights from over 500 founders and investors to uncover what works, what doesn’t and what great ‘value add’ services - and the future of VC could look like.
Index Origin launched this week, offering founders the focus and community of a dedicated seed fund, with the resources, network, and reach of a multi-stage global firm. In addition, Index Origin encourages collaboration with the seed ecosystem, including seed funds, solo general partners and angel investors.
It seems like every founder these days has a Chief of Staff, but do you need one? Is this the right time to hire one? And how do you find a good one, anyway? These aren’t easy questions.
Until next week,

Featured startup of the week
Heygo - Bringing the world closer together
Featured event of the week
Playfair Capital - Female Founder Office Hours Edition V | April 18th
Open calls
BYP Global Ambassador Program
Urbantech Program - Accelerating the development of sustainable cities | April 25th
The Debut Sessions - Applications Open
5PRING Construction Programme | May 10th
Techstars London - 2021 |
PitchCollective | April 14th
Investing in Innovation and Creativity | April 14th
WILD.AI on Dragon's Den | April 15th
Inside the mind of investors | April 15th
UCL Technology Fund Showcase 2021 | April 15th
PROvision_Season 2_Episode 5 | April 15th
The Seed Stage Demo Day | April 20th
London Tech's Manifesto for the 2020s | April 20th
 BGV's Impact and Learning Report 2020 | April 21st
What does it take to raise capital, in B2B marketplaces | April 22nd
Levelling the Playing Field: How do we Make Sure the World has its Fair Share of Black Leaders? | April 22nd
Achieving Growth in an Uncertain World | April 22nd
Lobbying for Change for Britain’s Entrepreneurs | April 23rd
TechInvest HealthTech | April 27th
Accelerating Net Zero: Investing in the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem | April 29th
How To Build A High-Performance Team Through Coaching | April 29th
Index OnAir: The Many Options of Going Public | May 4th
Angular Insights: Lemonade - building an engineering organisation from startup to IPO | June 23rd
Techstars Startup Digest London is curated by:
Iulia Tudor Iulia Tudor - Investor Engagement @Digital Catapult
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