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Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC

Nathan Beckord Contributor More posts by this contributor 2017 is the year your startup gets funded Tips From The Startup Fundraising Playbook As the world grows increasingly digital, the craving for face-to-face connections is surging. Squad, an invite-only community and app, is trying to fill the need for offline connections Read more…

Does your company cultivate inclusion?

Does your company cultivate inclusion?

Lauren McCaslin Contributor Lauren McCaslin is a vulnerability verification specialist with application security leader WhiteHat Security. Each company’s culture is defined by a variety of factors. One major factor is its leadership, and the type of workplace environment they choose to create. For example, are they approachable and encourage collaboration Read more…

Diversity-focused VC fund Harlem Capital debuts with $40M

Diversity-focused VC fund Harlem Capital debuts with $40M

Harlem Capital has upgraded from angel syndicate to full-fledged venture capital fund, closing its debut effort on an oversubscribed $40.3 million. The firm was launched by managing partners Henri Pierre-Jacques and Jarrid Tingle in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 2015. The pair have since graduated from Harvard Business School Read more…

Will the future of work be ethical?

Will the future of work be ethical?

Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Good Without God. Described as a “godfather to the [humanist] movement” by The New York Times Magazine in recognition of his efforts to build inclusive, inspiring, and ethical communities Read more…

Valence launches a social network for black professionals

Valence launches a social network for black professionals

Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem. As a black professional himself, Fuller had experienced the frustrations and isolation that can sometimes come with being the only person Read more…

All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’

All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’

Dozens of impeccably dressed women outfitted in jumpsuits and Rothy’s gathered at the Greylock offices last week for a “structured networking” session hosted by All Raise, an 18-month-old nonprofit organization that seeks to amplify the voices of and support women in tech. The organization, active in the Bay Area and Read more…