Funding for Black founders remains dismal — where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here? Is the next step looking at alternative funding, or is it staying on the battleground, always ready to fight?
Trans founders to VCs: ‘Cut me a check’
This is a pressing time to support trans founders and their products as the community faces continuous targeted persecution from state legislation and federal court decisions.
A look at progress toward venture equity this Women’s Equality Day
Progress in the amount of venture capital funding raised by companies by all-women teams has been slow and daunting, if steady.
Ron DeSantis’ proposed ban on ESG investments would be another blow for diverse fund managers
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' proposal comes as founders and investors have called on limited partners, like pension funds, to be held more accountable for where their money goes.
What happens when a Black founder is ousted?
Defending an ousted Black founder is not a denial of the wrong, but an ask for empathy in the quest to get it right.
How a16z’s investment into Adam Neumann further solidifies the ‘concrete ceiling’
The Neumann announcement reminded many founders that one cannot out-educate, out-network and out-assimilate the systemic barriers designed to discriminate against them.
The BNPL crackdown hasn’t crushed Walnut and its latest $110M Series A
Walnut was founded by Roshan Patel and Yash Joshi to bring the buy now, pay later model to healthcare, arguably the home of some of the least transparent and taxing financial transactions. After being
Inclusive fintech is hard to do right, so Line has a different direction
There’s no shortage of fintechs claiming to build a more inclusive, mission-driven fintech platform for lower-income individuals. However, hurdles like required credit history or predatory interest
AWS launches new $30M accelerator program aimed at minority founders
Amazon Web Services (AWS) today launched a new program, AWS Impact Accelerator, that will give up to $30 million to early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders. The Amazon c
6 methods for reducing bias in candidate sourcing and screening
Whenever you open a new role, start by asking the question: How do we ensure that our selection is based solely on criteria that’s relevant to the role?
Unlocking inclusion for women of color in web3
By definition, web3 is an inspiring vision for a new iteration of the Internet. To highlight women of color in crypto, we created a public spreadsheet listing investors, operators, and professionals w
Accessible hiring practices to solve for The Great Resignation
With so many organizations reevaluating their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiters need to identify access as a key ingredient for developing a workplace that welcomes all.
How to upgrade your DEI metrics to influence change
Let’s make 2022 not only a year when we measure diversity outcomes — let’s actually advance them.
Use radical objectivity to create and retain an inclusive workforce
James Nash Contributor Share on Twitter James Nash is CEO and founder of inBeta, a tech-enabled talent specialist using data, social listening and human science to help corporations overcome bias. Tod
Diversifying startups and VC power corridors
Despite research showing that diverse founding teams have a higher rate of return than white founding teams, one characteristic of startups remains relatively unchanged: the dearth of BIPOC and women
Apple’s sustainability-focused Impact Accelerator invites first 15 Black- and brown-owned companies
Among Apple’s more recent social good initiatives is the Impact Accelerator, an effort launched about a year ago intended to find and elevate minority-owned small businesses taking on sustainabi
Report finds going remote made workplaces more hostile for already marginalized groups
The last year wasn’t an easy one for just about anybody, but a new report from Project Include shows that the shift to remote work affected some groups more negatively than others. Unsurprisingl
Hear from Uber, Facebook and Netflix about diversity, equity and inclusion at TC Sessions: Justice
Tech companies are no stranger to controversy and workplace issues. Over the years, it’s become clear that no company is immune from diversity issues. But it’s the job of those in the dive
Recruiting for diversity in VC
Like many industries with a high concentration of wealth — and the careers that help professionals accumulate it — investment firms have a severe dearth of diversity in their ranks.
Black Innovation Alliance aims to increase Black ownership and shrink the racial wealth gap
Over the years, a number of support organizations geared toward fostering diversity and inclusion in tech have emerged. Black Innovation Alliance, which launches today, aims to serve as a unifying for