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Curio Wellness launches $30M fund to help women and minorities own a cannabis dispensary

Curio Wellness launches M fund to help women and minorities own a cannabis dispensary “We think of diversity as a keystone issue for the cannabis industry,” said Curio WMBE Fund managing director Jerel Registre in a conversation with TechCrunch. Registre’s conviction around this program is obvious as he explains the problem the […]

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Human Capital: Uber’s Black employee base shrinks

Human Capital: Uber’s Black employee base shrinks Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. TL;DR: This week, Apple announced its third head of diversity and inclusion in four years, Uber’s Black employee base shrunk despite the company committing to […]

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Despite commitment to anti-racism, Uber’s Black employee base has decreased

Despite commitment to anti-racism, Uber’s Black employee base has decreased Uber today released its latest diversity report, showing a decline in the overall representation of Black employees in the U.S. despite an increased focus on racial justice this year in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. In 2019, Uber […]

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Reddit appoints second Black board member this year

Reddit appoints second Black board member this year Reddit has appointed Paula Price, who has served on the board of six public companies, including Accenture and Deutsche Bank, to its board of directors. Price’s appointment makes her one of two Black directors on the company’s board. “Paula’s vast experience as a world-class […]

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Perkins, ACB, Benetech, Salesforce and more announce breakout sessions at Sight Tech Global

Perkins, ACB, Benetech, Salesforce and more announce breakout sessions at Sight Tech Global Sight Tech Global is little more than two weeks out, and today we published the detailed agenda for Dec. 2 & 3. The show runs from 8 a.m. to noonish Pacific standard time. If you have not already grabbed […]

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Turo puts $1 million toward helping Black people make money sharing cars

Turo puts million toward helping Black people make money sharing cars Car sharing marketplace Turo has teamed up with Kiva to offer interest-free loans to Black people and folks from traditionally underserved communities to buy cars and then share them on Turo. The $1 million commitment aims to address the issue of […]

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Human Capital: Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections

Human Capital: Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections Welcome back to Human Capital. In this week’s edition of HC, you’ll read about the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to gig workers, a primary care network for […]

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Extra Crunch roundup: Inside DoorDash’s IPO, first-person founder stories, the latest in fintech VC and more

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside DoorDash’s IPO, first-person founder stories, the latest in fintech VC and more One of my favorite series of Monty Python sketches is built around the concept of surprise: Chapman: I didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition. [JARRING CHORD] [Three cardinals burst in] Cardinal Ximénez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! I […]

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Dear Sophie: What does Biden’s win mean for tech immigration?

Dear Sophie: What does Biden’s win mean for tech immigration? Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative faces racial discrimination allegations from former employee

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative faces racial discrimination allegations from former employee Ray Holgado, a former employee of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, recently filed a racial discrimination complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Holgado, who is Black, worked at CZI from September 2018 through August 2020. “Despite its social justice […]

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