It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality
On an institutional level, the onus for change lies on those with the power to make it happen.
Black Founders Matter presses VCs to pledge commitment to diversity
The pledge encourages VCs to invest a quarter of their funds into BIPOC women founders.
Democrats urge Google to limit location tracking to protect people seeking abortions
A group of more than 40 Democratic members of Congress has urged Google to stop collecting and retaining “unnecessary” location data over fears it could be used to identify people seeking abortion
Google says geofence warrants make up one-quarter of all US demands
For the first time, Google has published the number of geofence warrants it’s historically received from U.S. authorities, providing a rare glimpse into how frequently these controversial warran
Best Buy investing millions in Brown Venture Group, a firm exclusively backing BIPOC founders
Last summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Best Buy committed to “do better” when it came to supporting communities of color. As part of the retail giant’s self-proclaimed mission
Edtech startups and VCs rally around a memo of their own
Outschool founder Amir Nathoo has a message to the edtech sector, which recently found itself under a spotlight thanks to the pandemic: Add your voice, and don’t try to always appear neutral. The fo
For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner
Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme
First Boulevard raises $5M for its digital bank aimed at Black America
The murder of George Floyd last May ignited many things in the United States last year — one of which that was perhaps unexpected: a rise in the number of digital banks targeting the Black commu
Minneapolis police tapped Google to identify George Floyd protesters
The warrant ordered Google to turn over a set of user account data. Civil liberties groups have criticized the use of these dragnet search warrants.
Massachusetts governor won’t sign police reform bill with facial recognition ban
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has returned a police reform bill back to the state legislature, asking lawmakers to strike out several provisions — including one for a statewide ban on police
Ada Ventures closes first fund at $50M, investing in diverse founders tackling society’s problems
A year ago this week Ada Ventures — a UK/Europe focused VC with an ‘impact twist’ aiming to invest in diverse founders tacking societal problems — launched on stage at Techcrunch Disrupt.
SoftBank’s $100 million diversity and inclusion fund makes its first bet … in health
SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund has made the health insurance startup Vitable Health the first public commitment from its $100 million fund dedicated to investing in startups founded by entrepreneur
Human Capital: Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethel’s Club founder wants to take us ‘Somewhere Good’
Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly digest about diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech. This week, we’re looking at a number of topics because a lot went down. Coinbase C
Majority of tech workers expect company solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Our survey found that 79% of tech employees expected public statements from their employer supporting #BLM.
What does accountability look like in 2020?
The lack of substantial progress toward true representation, diversity and inclusion across several industries illustrates what hasn’t worked.
Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out
It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooper
8 Black investors discuss the intersection of race, tech and funding
Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers heightened awareness about racial justice, the experiences of Black people in tech — and the industry’s lack of racial di
Let’s stop COVID-19 from undoing diversity gains
As COVID-19 turned up the pressure for businesses around the world, that progress came under threat, with D&I initiatives taking a back seat
Extra Crunch Live: Join Alexa von Tobel for a live Q&A now
Entrepreneurs-turned-investors are in a truly unique position in the tech world, with experience on both sides of the table and unique insights into how businesses should operate and grow. Alexa von T
Demand for fertility services persists despite COVID-19 shutdowns
Plenty of investments are made during a recession, and it’s no secret that smart investors will put money into recession-proof markets.