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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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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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Mixtape podcast: Building a structural DEI response to a systemic issue with Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Mixtape podcast: Building a structural DEI response to a systemic issue with Y-Vonne Hutchinson It’s time for another episode of Mixtape, where we take a look at diversity, inclusion, equity and the human labor that powers tech. This week we spoke to Y-Vonne Hutchinson, the CEO of ReadySet, a consulting firm that […]

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Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration?

Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect 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 opportunities […]

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New GV partner Terri Burns has a simple investment thesis: Gen Z

New GV partner Terri Burns has a simple investment thesis: Gen Z In 2015, then-Twitter product manager Terri Burns penned a piece about staying optimistic despite the sexism and racism that exists expansively within tech. “America has broke my heart countless times, but I believe that technology can be a tool to […]

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Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants

Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants Uber says it has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration as a result of it ditching delivery fees for some Black-owned restaurants via Uber Eats. Uber Eats made this change in June, following racial justice protests around the police killing […]

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Impact America Fund closes $55M to invest in startups targeting the world’s overlooked

Impact America Fund closes M to invest in startups targeting the world’s overlooked The entire asset class of venture capital is built atop systemic racism. The numbers don’t lie: only 2% of partner-level VCs are Black, and 81% of venture capital firms don’t have a Black partner on board. The lack of […]

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Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the ‘future of labor’ at stake

Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the ‘future of labor’ at stake Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at the latest in tech labor and diversity and inclusion. Because election day is quickly approaching and given that California’s Prop 22 puts the “future of labor” at stake, as Instacart worker and […]

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Ethel’s Club founder is launching Somewhere Good, a social platform that centers people of color

Ethel’s Club founder is launching Somewhere Good, a social platform that centers people of color Naj Austin, founder and CEO of subscription-based physical and digital community Ethel’s Club, is building Somewhere Good to be a one-stop shop for people of color. Beyond being a place for people of color to connect, it’s […]

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Human Capital: Moving away from ‘master/slave’ terminology

Human Capital: Moving away from ‘master/slave’ terminology TGIF, am I right? Welcome back to Human Capital, where we explore some of the latest news in labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. This week, we’re looking at the use of “master/slave” terminology in computer programming and the current state of gig workers […]

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