Cash or check, credit or crypto - it's time for money moves. KEEP THE CHANGE.
Black Founders to Watch
The team at Pitchbook offers 82 men and women we should defintely keep our eyes on. | From Kelly Knickerbocker via Pitchbook / "For years, venture capitalists have faced mounting pressure to diversify their portfolio companies and investment teams with Black people, other people of color, and women. In 2020, the conversation
Event: March 24-25, 2023 |The Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference is the largest student-run African conference in the world today. Held annually over the past 24 years, the conference hosts leaders and experts on Africa to discuss the state of and opportunities across the continent. From Africa Accelerated / "The
Find "Good" Art
Founded by Phillip Michael Collins, Good Black Art is a collector support network dedicated to breaking down the barriers to art collection. | From Good Black Art / Phillip’s practice as an art collector developed from his position as a self-proclaimed outsider. In his struggle with the exclusionary nature of systemic
Still Number One. Percent.
African-American founders continue to receive venture capital scraps. From Dominic-Madori Davis via TechCrunch / "The latest Crunchbase data shows that Black startup founders in the United States raised around $264 million out of the total $33.6 billion in venture capital allocated in Q4 2022. That’s an uptick from the
Not What It Seems?
Understanding the African startup scene requires going beyond the numbers. | From Samuel Gebre via Bloomberg / "African startups raised a record $5.3 billion last year, though that may be the high-water mark as a deepening slump in the technology industry reduces the funding pool. While investment in 2022 exceeded the
$100 Million Dollar Men
UrbanGeekz introduces us to the African American men leading venture capital firms managing over nine figures. | From Zara Shepherd-Brierly via UrbanGeekz / Less than 1% of venture capital-backed founders are African American, and the stats are similarly dire when we look at those calling the shots within the VC industry. A
How To Start a VC Fund
Eunice Ajim has done it. You can, too. | VC10X - Venture Capital PodcastEunice is the Founding Partner at Ajim Capital. Ajim Capital is an early-stage fund that invests in pre-seed and seed stage companies that focus on using technology to fill significant economic and infrastructure gaps for consumers and enterprises
Black Tech Street.
Tyrance Billingsley wants to take the Tulsa renaissance to the next level. From Black Enterprise/ Tyrance Billingsley II, a native Black Tulsan entrepreneur, founded the Black Tech Street national initiative and tech hub in 2021 to mobilize resources and cultivate an economy designed by, and for, black entrepreneurs. His direct
Black Women Are Still Being Paid Less. Come On Now.
Can't we just pratice equity? Black Enterprise reports. | Study Shows Black Women Still Paid the Least as Gender Pay Gap ClosesA recent study reveals that Black women are paid less in comparison to white men and Asian women even as they advance in their careers.Black EnterpriseStacy Jackson
This is What Professionals Look Like
A new photo series from photographyer, Whitly Isa, is trying to make things clear. Thank you. | This Photographer Is Redefining What Professional Looks Like For Black Women With 4C HairWhitley Isa curated a photo series depicting Black women in corporate settings donning natural hairstyles.EssenceJasmine Browley
The National Black MBA Association Entrepreneur of the Year.
Say her name, say her name: Jasmine Crowe-Houston. | Last week I received the 2022 National Black MBA Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Thank you so much, @nbmbaahq. I am honored and forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/vWZCBsFdwx — Jasmine Crowe-Houston (@jasminecrowe) October 7, 2022 Feed More, Waste Less | GoodrGoodr leverages
Google and Africa
Tage Kene-Okafor reviews the tech giant's billion dollar investment in Africa's digital infrastructure. | A year in review of Google’s $1B commitment to support Africa’s digital economyGoogle announced a $1 billion commitment to support innovation across Africa over the next five years. Here’s how it has fared so
Zemedeneh Negatu discusses the promise and perils of Ethiopia's pivot to foreign banks. | Interview with EBC TV (#Ethiopia’s national broadcaster) about financial services sector reforms. Topics: *M&A of local banks *Entry of foreign banks *Capital markets *Regulations *Economic outlook Highlight below. Full interview at EBC’s website.#Kenya
Yet Smart with Money?
The new Netflix series, Get Smart with Money, might be your answer. | Watch Get Smart With Money | Netflix Official SiteFinancial advisers share their simple tips on spending less and saving more with people looking to take control of their funds and achieve their goals.Netflix
They've Got That Look
Congratulations to Bethlehem Alemu, Kanye, Rihanna, Beyonce, and more for ruling the business of fashion. | Speechless. Just named to #BoF 500 . Massive fan of @BoF + founder @imranamed for years ! Joining creative icons + Biz titans including @kanyewest , @Beyonce , @rihanna , @KimKardashian , @Harry_Styles is the dream #Ethiopia https://t.co/laiJCKf4au — Bethlehem
Cash Rules Everything. Or does it?
Kevin Hart shares the rationale behind his latest money moves | Kevin Hart recently shared how he went from blowing his first big check to becoming more financially literate and making smarter choices. https://t.co/6zZhaYoTOD — AfroTech (@AfroTech) September 24, 2022
Let's go with WOMANifesto
Art is life. | A poem about ecofeminism and divine femininity. It encapsulates the essence of African ecofeminism as well as the collective activism that defines it. 🔥AUCTION IS LIVE : ➡️https://t.co/eNzxWTk0Mj ➡️Start price 0.5 SOL#aishatuado #explorepage #viral #love #booktwt #books pic.twitter.com/OSiGpOeVcP — Aishatu ☮️ (@AishatuGwadabe)