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Investors are missing out on Black founders

Craig J. Lewis Contributor Share on Twitter Craig J. Lewis is the founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a simplified fintech payroll platform built for contract workers. I’m a Black man in America — that’s hard. Black founders, and uniquely Black founders in tech, are facing insurmountable odds. As the […]

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Report: US visas granted to students from mainland China have plummeted 99% since April

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has pursued a variety of avenues to keep foreigners out of the U.S., including through a recent overhaul of the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers that will require employers to pay H-1B workers higher wages and narrow the types of degrees […]

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Emerging companies thrive on data. Shouldn’t they use it to improve hiring decisions?

Zoe Jervier Hewitt Contributor Share on Twitter Zoe Jervier Hewitt is a leadership coach and talent partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures, where she helps portfolio companies structure and accelerate their search for talent by facilitating connections to the right technology and people required to source candidates at each […]

The startup world needs a ‘Black Minds Matter’ awakening

Kofi Ampadu Contributor Share on Twitter Kofi Ampadu is the founder and general partner of SKU’D Ventures, a pre-seed fund focused on consumer product startups. I was recently part of an open forum about being Black in America, as well as in the startup space. A white founder asked, “What […]

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Tech companies: It’s time to show that Black lives really matter to you

Catherine Bracy Contributor Share on Twitter Catherine Bracy is executive director and co-founder of TechEquity Collaborative, an organization focused on mobilizing tech workers and companies to create a tech-driven economy in the Bay Area that works for everyone. Over the past couple of weeks, in the wake of the protests […]

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If you’re not investing in diverse founders, you’re a bad investor

BLCK VC Contributor Share on Twitter BLCK VC is a nonprofit focused on empowering Black investors and increasing diversity in venture capital. We won’t sit here as we have for so many years with strong faces and encouraging words and pretend that we’re not tired. We’re tired because we’ve spent […]