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Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook’s new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22

This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook created a new executive role pertaining to civil rights and California’s Proposition 22 faced its first legal challenge this year. All that and more in this week’s edition of Human Capital. Facebook hires VP of civil rights Facebook hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, California, Drew Houston, Nazis, Barack Obama, Tech, Austin, Netflix, Middle East, Dc, Houston, Github

Apple Invests Millions To Back Entrepreneurs of Color, Part of Racial Justice Effort

Apple on Wednesday said it was putting $60 million into a fresh round of projects aimed at challenging systemic racism, including its first foray into venture capital funding to back entrepreneurs of color. From a report: Apple said it would invest $10 million in a fund with Harlem Capital, a New York-based early-stage venture firm, with the goal of helping fund 1,000 companies over 20 years. Apple will invest $25 million in Siebert Williams Shank's Clear Vision Impact Fund, which provides finan...
Tags: Apple, New York, Tech, Harlem Capital, Siebert Williams Shank

Apple is launching a US app developer academy and a hub for HBCU students as part of its $100 million pledge to fight for racial equality

A rendering of Apple's Propel Center, an education hub for HBCUs. Apple Apple has announced three new projects aimed at addressing systemic racism as part of its $100 million racial equality initiative. The iPhone-maker will launch a new innovation and learning hub in Atlanta, called the Propel Center, to support historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. Apple is also opening its first US developer academy in Detroit and investing in two venture capital firms that provide...
Tags: Apple, John Lewis, Cook, US, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Atlanta, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Cbs, Detroit, Black, App Developers, Southern Company, Gayle King, Apple Apple

Loop launches out of stealth to make auto insurance more equitable

Car auto-insurance from legacy providers has structural bias built into it. It uses metrics such as credit score, income, marital status and education to figure out insurance rates, which eventually disproportionately hurts low-income individuals through high rates and low protection. Loop, co-founded by John Henry and Carey Anne Nadeau, hopes to launch an alternative model that is equitable for all communities. “Structural bias is baked into financial services and institutions that perpetuat...
Tags: Startups, TC, MetroMile, New York, Finance, Tech, Mit, Ohio, Loop, Henry, MGA, Auto Insurance, John Henry, Nadeau, Brookings Institute, Joshua Dorkin

Apple Launches New Nationwide Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects

Apple today announced a set of new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of color. Rendering of the Propel Center The projects include the Propel Center, a global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), an Apple Developer Academy to support coding and tech education for students in Detroit, and venture capital ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Tim Cook, Cbs, Jackson, Detroit, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Tim Cook Apple, Reji, Bernice A King, Developers Apple, Entrepreneur Camp, Apple Developer Academy, Harlem Capital, No Top Comments

Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice

Last June, Apple committed $100 million to a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, is leading the initiative. Today, Apple is sharing some of its work as part of the initiative. “We’re launching REJI’s latest initiatives with partners across a broad range of industries and backgrounds — from students to teachers, developers to entrepreneurs, and community organizers to justice advocates — working together ...
Tags: Apple, TC, New York, Tech, Policy, Tim Cook, Detroit, Philanthropy, Black, Michigan State University, Downtown Detroit, Reji, Racial Equity, Apple Developer Academy, Harlem Capital, Siebert Williams Shank

Stuf raises $1.8M to rethink self-storage

Stuf, a new startup transforming basements and other unused spaces into self-storage locations, is announcing that it has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. Co-founder and CEO Katharine Lau previously led the real estate team at co-working company Industrious. She told me that she became interested in the self-storage industry during the early months of the pandemic, after a period of spring cleaning prompted her to put some of her belongings into storage. Lau lives in New York city, where she...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, New York, Storage, Funding, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Fox, Brooklyn, West Side Highway, Katharine, Lau, East River, Lao, Henri Pierre Jacques

Indianapolis-based Malomo raises $2.8 million to turn order tracking into a branded customer experience

Yaw Aning, named Malomo, the service he launched for small businesses to turn their order-tracking services into branded customer experiences, as a tribute to his mother, who was a small business owner herself. “Malomo” means flowers in Swahili and it was the name of Aning’s mother’s small soap making business which she built over the years — even as she was battling the cancer to which she would eventually succumb. The small Indianapolis startup has just raised $2.8 million to expand its servic...
Tags: TC, Business, New York, Marketing, San Francisco, Brand, Tech, Customer Experience, Indiana, Indianapolis, Hyde Park, Shopify, Product Management, Swahili, Corporate Finance, Aning

How one founder overcame the stress and isolation of his undocumented youth to create a company with $2.7 million in seed funding

CASHDROP founder Ruben Flores-Martinez said the hopelessness he experienced as a young undocumented immigrant later helped motivate the creation of CASHDROP, a mobile commerce app that lets users quickly set up personal storefronts with their phones. On Tuesday the company announced completing a $2.7 million seed round led by Harlem Capital, with participation from investors including Founder Collective and Behance creator Scott Belsky. Flores-Martinez is hoping his dead-simple app can find a ...
Tags: Instagram, US, America, Trends, Wisconsin, Squarespace, Flores, Guadalajara Mexico, Behance, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Scott Belsky, Harlem Capital, Ruben Flores Martinez, Scott Belsky Flores Martinez, Flores Martinez, Rubin Flores Martinez

'People can't apply to jobs they don't know exist': 2 simple ways employers can find Black talent

As companies struggle to invest in diversity, Harlem Capital managing partner Jarrid Tingle shares two tangible ways to make meaningful change.
Tags: Business, News, Jarrid Tingle, Harlem Capital

Group of Agencies Band Together to Offers $1.5 Million for Women and POC Founders

A new coalition effort between four agencies and Black-led venture fund Harlem Capital has pledged to commit $1.5 million biannually in pro bono marketing services to diverse founders. The Diversity Marketing Consortium (DMC) launched Wednesday with employee experience agency Cheer Partners, influencer agency Social Studies, SourceCode Communications and marketing firm Superbolt committing to offer free...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity & Inclusion, Harlem Capital, Diversity Marketing Consortium DMC, Social Studies SourceCode Communications

Andreessen Horowitz launches $2.2M fund to invest in underserved founders

Andreessen Horowitz announced today in a blog post that it is launching a fund designed to invest in underrepresented and underserved founders. The Talent x Opportunity (TxO) fund, which a16z says was in the works for six months, starts with $2.2 million in donations from the firm’s partners. TxO will be invested in a small group of seed-stage startups the first year and expand in size going forward. “We are looking for entrepreneurs who did not have access to the fast track in life but who h...
Tags: TC, Minneapolis, Softbank, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Black Lives Matter, Black, Jones, Ben, All Black, CLF, A16z

A pair of 28-year-old former investment bankers are taking on venture capital's diversity problem with $40 million and a new kind of venture firm

Henri Pierre-Jacques and Jarrid Tingle started Harlem Capital Partners out of Tingle's living room in New York City in December 2015. The fund was initially operating more like a private-equity firm, which Pierre-Jacques and Tingle both had experience in, but they quickly tuned in to the venture side of things and began fundraising during summer 2018 while at Harvard Business School. The firm focuses primarily on backing women- and minority-founded startups, the two 28-year-old men told Busine...
Tags: New York City, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Tingle, Harlem, Harvard Business School, San Francisco Click, Harlem Capital Partners, Pierre Jacques, Henri Pierre Jacques, Jarrid Tingle, Harlem Capital