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SocialCrowd raises $1.6M pre-seed as venture interest in work software remains high

Launched in 2020, SocialCrowd is a SaaS platform that provides performance management software. © 2024 TechCrunch. All r...
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Tigran Sloyan from CodeSignal talks closing the talent gap and mitigating bias in hiring

This week Becca and Dom are joined by Tigran Sloyan, the co-founder and CEO of skills assessment platform CodeSignal. ©...
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Score is a new dating app for people with good to excellent credit

You must have at least a 675 credit score to use it. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Sou...
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DEI backlash: Stay up-to-date on the latest legal and corporate challenges

It's clear that this year will be a turning point for DEI. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only...
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OpenAI responds to Congressional Black Caucus about lack of diversity on its board

OpenAI has been criticized for the lack of diversity on its board. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal...
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Here’s what to know to raise a Series A right now

If you're thinking about raising a Series A, you should probably start now. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For ...
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Funding to Black founders was down in 2023 for the third year in a row

There’s been a consistent yearly decline in funding since the murder of George Floyd in 2020. © 2023 TechCrunch. All ri...
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How Magic Spoon CEO knew it was time to transition from DTC to in-store retail

This week Becca and Dom are joined by Gabi Lewis, the co-founder and CEO of the cereal company Magic Spoon © 2023 TechCr...
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Funding for female founders remained consistent in 2023

This is the lowest percentage of venture capital allocated to such teams since 2016, when they picked up 1.6% of all ven...
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What Babbel co-founder has learned over 20 years in the language learning industry

This week Becca and Dom are joined by Markus Witte, the co-founder of the language learning platform Babbel. © 2023 Tech...
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Health in Her HUE closes $3 million seed round

Health in Her HUE seeks to connect women of color with healthcare providers and content that can better address their ne...
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Tulsa’s tech scene remains resilient amid state’s anti-DEI efforts

The hardline stance Oklahoma itself has taken against DEI is at odds with the efforts of its Tulsa tech hub. © 2023 Tech...
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Tech for Palestine launches to provide tools to help support Palestinians

The Israel-Hamas war has proved divisive to the tech industry. This is one of the first public stances in support for Pa...
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3 years after BLM, here’s who stuck to their diversity commitments

A look back at some of the promises made by companies and investors following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. ...
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Black senators voice concerns over impact of tech layoffs on minority workers

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have written to the US Acting Secretary of Labor expressing concerns over the ...
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Tech’s DEI backlash is here

The backlash is only set to heat up come the 2024 election. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use on...
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Softbank sells Open Opportunity Fund to Black and Latino executives

The Japanese conglomerate is selling the Open Opportunity Fund to its chairman Paul Judge, and Marcelo Claure, who's bei...
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Black British founders are down but not out

Black people make up 2.5% of the U.K.’s population; proper representation in venture would mean at least 2.5% of funds ...
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VC Office Hours: Unlocking LPs in a bear market

Gale Wilkinson just closed a $23.4 million fund after two years of raising. She shares her advice for unlocking LPs. © ...
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Did you attend Google’s K&I Black Summit this summer?

If you or a loved one attended this Summit please, let's get brunch. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For persona...
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VC Office Hours: Unlocking the Farmers’ Market with Black Farmer Fund

The fund is technically a nonprofit with a debt fund attached. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use ...
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Fearless Fund grant program was already ‘at risk’ before lawsuit

A leaked document shines new light on the fund's relationship with Mastercard and the embattled grant program. © 2023 Te...
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Founders: Pay attention to what happened with OpenAI’s board

Though no one knows precisely what happened, a common theory is that Altman’s for-profit efforts became at odds with the...
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Owning the earscape market with Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman from Studs

Welcome back to Found, where we get to the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Lisa Bubbe...
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Female Founders Fund looks to raise $75 million for new fund

The Fund was founded in 2014 to back female-founded companies at an early stage. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved....
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Tech Spark AI raises $1.4 million to create ChatGPT alternative

Tamar Huggins created the platform with her 13-year-old daughter, and hopes to target the Black Gen Z community. © 2023...
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CPG manufacturing platform Keychain raises $18 million

Keychain seeks to use artificial intelligence to help brands find their perfect manufacturing partners. © 2023 TechCrunc...
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Black founders still care for Silicon Valley Bank

The bank has been working hard to rebuild trust among Black founders. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For person...
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Nex Cubed partners with HBCU.vc to launch scout program

HBCU.vc said it hopes the partnership leads to more opportunities for HBCU students and alumni to tap into tech. © 2023...
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Investors are split on whether California’s diversity bill will make an impact

Even with some criticisms, most VC think that the state's effort to track diversity data is worth it. © 2023 TechCrunch...
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