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Daily Crunch: Roblox is going public

Roblox opens its books, Snap makes an acquisition and Pfizer and BioNTech seek regulatory approval for their vaccine. This your Daily Crunch for November 20, 2020. The big story: Roblox is going public The child-friendly gaming company filed confidentially to go public in October, but it only published its S-1 document with financial information late yesterday. How do the numbers look? Well, Roblox is certainly growing quickly — total revenue increased 56% in 2019, and then another 68% in t...
Tags: Gaming, Europe, Finance, Tech, Pakistan, Pfizer, Hutchinson, Don, Danny Crichton, Orix, Roblox, Vonne Hutchinson, BioNtech, ReadySet, Daily Crunch, Carlos Gonzalez Cadenas


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 works with companies to create more inclusive and equitable work environments. Hutchinson tells us that the work she did for ten years in international human rights, labor rights law and advocacy helped prepare her for the work she does today. “My last job was in Nicaragua wh...
Tags: TC, Tech, Silicon Valley, Nicaragua, Biden, Hutchinson, Techcrunch Include, Vonne Hutchinson, ReadySet, George Floyd, Mixtape podcast, ReadySet Hutchinson


14 tech organizers and labor experts share their ideas for re-empowering American workers

Over the past half century, workers' wages have stagnated, their rights have been eroded, and whistleblowers have faced frequent retaliation for calling attention to the problems. But in the tech industry, a new alliance of workers from warehouses to cubicles — bolstered by the pandemic and anti-racism protests — is speaking with a louder and more unified voice than ever. They're demanding everything from better pay and workplace protections to a bigger say over how the products they build are...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, Congress, California, France, White House, US, Trends, United States, Edward Snowden, Smith, Steve Smith, Naomi Klein, Hutchinson


Twitter critics spurred SF accelerator Acceleprise to commit to adding a person of color to its Friday future-of-work panel, along with a promise to do that for all future events

Acceleprise, a software startup accelerator headquartered in San Francisco, announced that it was organizing a future-of-work panel this week featuring an all-star list of panelists including Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.  The firm's announcement quickly attracted some critics on Twitter, who pointed out that no black founders, tech executives, or venture capitalists made the list of panelists.  Acceleprise responded by committing to organizing more diverse panels in the future, and upon further proddin...
Tags: Twitter, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Johnson, Sullivan, Acceleprise, Eric Yuan, Vonne Hutchinson, ReadySet, George Floyd, Del Johnson, Sullivan Acceleprise, Dave Heal, Socialgist Silicon Valley


A diversity consultant says real change may hit the tech industry due to the George Floyd protests and the coronavirus crisis. Silicon Valley hasn't changed much after past scrutiny, but this time could be different.

Silicon Valley has long had a diversity problem, but in the past the industry has largely been able to evade addressing it. But a combination of the coronavirus crisis and the protests over the death of George Floyd have led to a new moment in the Valley where it may be finally forced to contend with its own legacy of systemic racism, said Y-Vonne Hutchinson, CEO of ReadySet and an expert on inclusion and diversity issues. People inside and outside tech companies are no longer as enthralled wi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Youtube, Softbank, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Deloitte, Andreessen Horowitz, Jesse Jackson, National Venture Capital Association, Bay Area, Trump


With funding from Indie.vc, ReadySet is scaling to meet the demands of a changing workplace

ReadySet, a diversity, equity and inclusion startup led by Project Include Founding Member Y-Vonne Hutchinson, has raised its first, and perhaps last round of funding from Indie.vc. “We were lucky enough to close our round right as the coronavirus was hitting and then shifted our business to doing remote stuff that offered connection,” Hutchinson told TechCrunch. For the last five years, ReadySet has been sustaining itself off of revenue and in the last year saw about $1 million in annual revenu...
Tags: TC, Funding, Tech, Hutchinson, ReadySet, Project Include Founding Member Y Vonne Hutchinson


This biracial woman knew nothing about Silicon Valley before she founded a startup — now she's trying to help other non-traditional entrepreneurs succeed in tech

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon succeeded in Silicon Valley despite not knowing anything about the tech industry before she moved to the area — and despite being a biracial woman. But Dixon recognizes she was lucky; entrepreneurs who are women or people of color have struggled to gain a footing in the valley. Hoping to use the lessons she's learned and pass them on, Dixon's founded a new startup that offers training courses designed for non-traditional entrepreneurs like herself. When Mandela...
Tags: Apple, Google, Washington, Stanford, Trends, Mandela, Silicon Valley, Jesse Jackson, Mitch Kapor, Kapor Capital, Bay Area, Dixon, Startup Weekend, Columbia Business School, Graduate School of Business, Charles Hudson


Silicon Valley's MeToo moment is changing the venture capital industry — but many wonder if it will last

For the last year, Silicon Valley in general and the venture-capital community in particular has been trying to come to terms with the tech industry's longstanding gender discrimination and sexual harassment problems. Many venture firms are more seriously examining and weighing allegations of sexual harassment made against the founders and managers of startups they're considering backing, those inside the industry say. Venture firms and startups themselves are putting more emphasis on compani...
Tags: Uber, Twitter, Stanford, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Travis Kalanick, Donald Trump, Ev Williams, Obvious Ventures, James Joaquin, Sequoia, Dave Mcclure, Jess Lee, Mitch Kapor