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👩 Slack public listing’s surprise winners; From Investment Banker to Venture Capitalist; A startup marketing playbook
This is issue No. 91 and the last issue had a 51% open rate. The top two articles from last week's issue were:
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Slack, the workplace chat app, had a smooth opening day on the market on Thursday for its direct listing. Axios reports that Slack has managed to hire (relatively) more employees of underrepresented minority groups. Its public debut also meant an influx of wealth for more folks of colour than the typical tech IPO, as some like Erica Baker, Don Richard, and Leslie Miley highlighted. However, the public listing’s winners are also other (white, male) startup CEOs, which illustrates how Silicon Valley continues to enrich a select group of successful leaders. GirlGaze Network looks to connect brands with female creatives. Harlem Capital interviews founders on product, pivots, and scaling. Why women need allies at work. Women leading "non-female" startups raise 54% less VC than their fair share. 10 excellent podcasts for women entrepreneurs. How Afrocenchix oversubscribed on seed investment round and raised over $650K. Two groundbreaking VC internship programmes launch in Europe. THE future of diversity and inclusion in tech.
FROM THE INVESTOR.
Why founders should never pay to pitch. — Sarah A. Downey, Principal at Accomplice
Over the last week, Crowdstrike’s IPO has taken the public markets by storm. Here's an analysis of public cybersecurity companies. — Astasia Myers, Investor at Redpoint Ventures
On redefining the European Series A. — Ophelia Brown, Founder of Blossom Capital
Three stories about Slack — lessons learned helping to build and grow Slack — that have influenced the way to evaluate products and how to think about investing. — Merci Victoria Grace, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners & former Director of Product at Slack
On the transition from Investment Banker to Venture Capitalist. — Cat McDonald, Investor at Albion Capital
A VC goes to Washington: What’s happening in DC and why you need to pay attention. — Allison Baum, Investor at Trinity Ventures
FROM THE ENTREPRENEUR AND OPERATOR.
On the rapidly changing world of data science, machine learning, and how to determine when to use machine learning. — Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP, Data Science and Engineering at Shopify
Diversity in remote work: Moving towards more inclusive teams and organisations. — Maya Middlemiss
Why Silicon Valley does not care about female founders, and a potential solution to the problem.— Lisa Fetterman, founder & CEO of Nomiku
How Brex is building the startup marketing playbook (Beyond the billboards). — Taylor Majewski, Head of News & Social at Product Hunt
A cheat sheet for creating “accurate” financial projections. — Sophie Sunwow, Principal at Ascent Strategy
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June 26th New York FounderMade Discovery Show
June 26th Paris Female Founders Office Hours with Salesforce
June 27th London From Finance to Founder: Building a Business From a Vision
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July 11th London Beautystack Hosts: Women in Tech Showcase
🔥The Fundery: The essential Venture Capital database for women entrepreneurs.
A practical list of resources about venture.
Global directory for women in venture capital.
A database of 200 Black & Latinx Venture Capitalists.
The Fundraising Bible
Elpha - The leading women-only forum
The VC Female Founders Dashboard
100 Latina founders.
Juniors in Tech - A newsletter & job board for juniors in tech.
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Here are 588 women in the UK who could speak at your tech event.
Dealroom published a list of 4,500 female-founded European startups.
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Sarah Nöckel, Founder / Editor in Chief
@femstreet & B2B SaaS Investor @dawncapital
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