Tag: founders

Why the #fundafounder Crowdfunding Campaign Is What Minority-Led Startups Need!

Whether you’ve been following diversity in tech in the news or not, the stats about diverse founders raising capital has been low compared to their white counterparts. Female-led companies made up just 4.94% of all VC deals in 2016. Even...

/ October 23, 2017

Founders of Color minority ecosystem map

Back in November, when I had the idea to launch Founders of Color (FOC), the first thing I decided to do was try to better understand the “lay of the land” as it related to minority entrepreneurship. In other words...

/ May 17, 2017

Diversity And Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Mawulom Nenonene

By Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Mawulom Nenonene, D&I Consultant and Talent Acquisition Advisor at Thumbtack, a company that matches customers who need projects completed with qualified, local professionals ready to get things done....

/ April 17, 2017

Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, as of 2016, 21% of Americans 12 or older have listed to a podcast, up from 12% in 2013. In 2016, 64% people, 12 and over say they “most often” listen to podcast on their mobile...

/ April 14, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 2017

Episode 67 – Mike Lee

Sr. Engineering Manager at Khan Academy BS in Computer Science from WPI: Worcester Polytechnic Institute  ionified.net What made you decide to work in tech? Problem-solving. Specifically, problem-solving with little costs for exploration. I was really attracted to solving problems with...

/ February 13, 2017

Some Lessons From Fundraising.

Here are a few lessons I picked up raising our seed round for Amaliah.co.uk. [All the investor quotes are genuine but anonymised]. 1. Don’t be put off Investor: “I simply believe that what you are doing is going to fail”...

/ January 18, 2017

Hidden Figures – The True Story.

Behind the ‘Hidden Figures.’ “I counted everything: the steps, the dishes, the stars in the sky” – Katherine Johnson It’s the holidays, and with a huge pool of new film releases, there is one that stands out this year. This...

/ December 29, 2016

Episode 66 – Mopewa Ogundipe

Software Engineer at Khan Academy Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science & Robotics   What made you decide to work in tech?  My two older brothers introduced me to engineering. They’re both engineers and I grew up watching, and eventually joining,...

/ December 6, 2016