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Podcast: Marlon Nichols — MaC Ventures

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VCs boost investment in Black- and Latinx-owned fintechs

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Business leaders can fuel the next generation of Black innovators and entrepreneurs. Here’s what it will take

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Growing the MaC Family — Welcoming Zhenni Liu

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Yobe uses AI and microphones to isolate voices in a crowd

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Accelerating innovation: transforming voice-based products for the future

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Startup Shorts – Yobe is Tracking the DNA of Sound with MATLAB

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Encantos’ Learning App Will Be Powered by a Network of Creative Educator-Authors

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Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian Leads $50 Million Series B Funding In Plant-Based Meat Startup SIMULATE

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Zigazoo is, ‘a controlled environment where kids are creating… as opposed to passively consuming content’: Zigazoo Co-Founders

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It’s Hard Work to Make Ordering Groceries Online So Easy

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Venture Diligence at the Seed Stage

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The funding gap for Black founders of social apps

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BLCK VC: Board Service on Venture-Backed Companies

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Pipe Raises $250M at a $2 Billion Valuation

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Blocpower is a CNBC Disruptor 50 company

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In Biden’s broadband plan, cable is in for the fight of its life

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The Top 100 Women CEOs Of 2021

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Stoke Space Technologies won NASA funding to advance tech innovations

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From Silicon Valley To Nairobi: Sote Founders’ Startup Dream Spans Two Continents

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Democracy’s Digital Defenses

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The Launch of Blavity.org

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GridRaster selected to US Air Force’s SBIR program to provide immersive XR simulations and training

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Avatar startup Genies scores $65 million in funding round led by Mary Meeker’s Bond

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How This Company Is Turning High School Esports Into a National Phenomenon

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Meet App-Based Loan King Travis Holoway

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This field guide teaches companies how they can go carbon negative

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Kenya’s Ajua acquires WayaWaya to consolidate consumer experience play in African SMEs

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How LA-Based Ryff Uses Gaming Technology for Surgical Product Placement

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Arine partners with the California Right Meds Collaborative, a pharmacist-provider program of the USC School of Pharmacy

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Jeff Bezos, Drake and others invest $80 million in sports media company Overtime

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Tik Tok for Tykes: The Social Streaming Company Driving The Next Evolution in Kids’ Media

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A social media app that’s truly safe for kids? Celebrities bet on Zigazoo

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Seed Health wants to use bacteria to stop premature births and curb plastic waste. We got a peek at the slides it used to raise $40 million.

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Hoda and Jenna learn how to thrift

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Silicon Valley’s Deal Machine Is Cranking: ‘I’ve Never Seen It This Frenzied’

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Former Mayor Michael A. Nutter Joins Wonderschool as Senior Advisor

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Residents, businesses in Black communities struggle to afford transition to green energy technologies

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Unlocking Satellite Internet Capacity for the Whole World

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Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX

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How majority Black VC firm MaC Venture Capital raised a $110 million fund: A founding managing partner outlines the firm’s journey

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VFX & AI Startup Wonder Dynamics Completes Seed Funding Round

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This Startup Raised $40 Million To Build A ‘Mini-Kaiser Permanente’ And Lower Employee Healthcare Costs

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Constructing a Venture Fund Portfolio Model

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Closing on $110M, MaC VC is changing the face of venture capital

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MaC Venture Capital Closes $110M Fund Aimed at Diverse Founders

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MaC Venture Capital’s founders on their $110 million inaugural fund

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MaC Venture Capital Raises Inaugural $110 Million Seed Fund

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MaC Venture Capital Raises Its First Fund Of $110M To Invest In Seed-Stage Companies

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MaC Venture Capital Raises a $110M Inaugural Fund to Invest in Visionary Tech Leaders Building the Future

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Majority Black venture capital firm announces $110 million fund to invest in entrepreneurs of color

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Jefferson Parish launches vaccine campaign for hard-to-reach groups including those homebound

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Carta Healthcare Closes Series A Funding to Accelerate Growth

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How Preveta Could Change the Game for Early Cancer Detection

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MaC Venture Capital Announces $110 Million in Inaugural Funding

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March Forth: Changing the Game in Venture Capital

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Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

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Coke Rewrites History in ‘Unbelievable’ March Madness Ads

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Manticore Games raises $100m for user-generated content platform

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Manticore Games raises $100M for user-generated games in the ‘multiverse’

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Manticore Games raises $100 million to build a ‘creator multiverse’

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Spotify acquires Betty Labs, creator of live audio app Locker Room

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How do you pitch yourself to an investor? The essentials of talking to investors by Alyson DeNardo

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Marlon Nichols x Just Go Grind Podcast

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Steven Wolfe Pereira, Encantos CEO: A Fortt Knox Conversation

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Block by block, he aims to fight injustice and save the planet

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Preveta Raises $2M To Coordinate Care For Early Disease Detection

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MaC Venture Capital Raises a $110M Inaugural Fund to Invest in Founders Building the Future We Want to See

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Ryff x 2021 NCAA March Madness

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The Wide Shot: The producer taking TikTok storytelling to Hollywood

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Brat TV expects profitability on $35 million in revenue this year

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Co-founded by a leader of SpaceX’s missions operations, Epsilon3 wants to be the OS for space launches

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Nasdaq to host stock trading venue for PureStream Trading Technologies

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Gamifying Millennial Personal Finance – Lindsay Holden, Co-Founder & CEO of Long Game

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Encantos Joins Exclusive List of Companies Featured in Official Gift Bags for the GRAMMY Awards®

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Baby Food Maker Yumi Hires Goldman Partner as Finance Chief

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The 10 most innovative education companies of 2021

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19 media startups that VCs say are poised to take off in 2021, as trends like newsletters and sports betting surge

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America’s Best Startup Employers

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The ‘Nasdaq’ for trading recurring revenue gets backed by Benioff, Palihapitiya, Shopify

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This Pipe-ing hot startup just raised $50M to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue’

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Empire BlueCross BlueShield Partners with On-Demand Healthcare Service Ready to Provide New York City Residents Medical Care in Their Homes

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The Future of Retail: Micro-Fulfillment Through Ox

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How VC Investor Marlon Nichols Went From The Basketball Court To The Boardroom

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Citizen’s plan to keep people safe (and beat COVID-19) with an app

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Kristen Bell is loving this Harper Wilde bra, and it’s raising a ton of money for charity

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Normalizing venture capitalism in the Black community

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For Black founders, venture funding remains elusive despite new funds

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Black Futures Month: 8 Black Entrepreneurs To Watch

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Stoke Space aims to take reusable rockets to new heights with $9M seed

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Anti-Bias Fund: Addressing Systemic Bias in the U.S. Healthcare System

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Culture as Currency with Marlon Nichols, Managing Partner at MaC Venture Capital

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Black Venture Capitalists Look to Even the Playing Field With Diverse Investors

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Stoke Space raises $9.1 million to create a new breed of reusable upper-stage rockets

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PureStream Completes $14M Series A Funding Round

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Edge Delta Releases Intelligent Observability Pipelines for DevOps, Security, and SRE teams

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BlocPower Raises $63 Million Series A to Green Urban Buildings and Creates Innovative Financing Solution Alongside the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

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Wonderschool raises $20M to help people start in-home preschools

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Zuleyka Strasner: Now at your Doorstep — Zero Waste Groceries

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Marlon Nichols will discuss how to secure seed funding at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021

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These 2 Black founders aim to offer a fairer alternative to payday loans

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Artie Set To Disrupt $80B Mobile Gaming Industry By Eliminating The Need For Apps

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How to Identify Tomorrow’s Trends Today | The Confident Investor

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MaC Venture Capital Founders Featured on the Forbes Next 1000 2021

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Exploring Amazon SageMaker’s new features — CloudFormation, Data Wrangler

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Black Entrepreneur Turns Cannabis Culture Into Luxury in Central LA

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‘Made By Chicks’ Startup Goes All Out In The Market For Canned Wine

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Zero Grocery Is the Sustainable Online Supermarket That Aims to Make Your Life Less Plastic

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53 Black founders and investors to watch in 2021

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LA Peer-to-Peer Lending App SoLo Funds Raises $10M

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LA-based SoLo Funds raises $10 million to offer an alternative to predatory payday lenders

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Zero Grocery’s Circular, Eco-Conscious Delivery System

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Introducing Long Game Rewards

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Mira, From <$20 Fishbowl To New Mario Kart Ride at Universal Japan (In About 4 years)

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What is Bridgefy? Offline Texting App Hit Among Myanmar Protesters

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Myanmar coup: What is Bridgefy, the offline messaging app with over 1 million installs in 48 hours?

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The Mexican App Bridgefy Was Downloaded More Than a Million Times During the Myanmar Protests

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Offline message app downloaded over million times after Myanmar coup

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How Computer Vision And AI Make New Revenue From Old Media

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Finessing a Data-Driven, Environmentally-Friendly Model for Fashion

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Finesse is LIVE | News Roundup

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Getting Funded: How VCs + Investors Support Diverse Startup Founders | Non-Obvious Diversity Summit

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PortCos on Podcasts: Encantos CEO, Steven Wolfe Pereira – Teaching Kids 21st Century Skills, Building a Direct to Learner EdTech Company, and Overlooked Opportunities That Make Real Impact

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Behind Nordstrom’s Online Vintage Shop With Goodfair

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Online Grocery Delivery Service Company Zero Expands To Los Angeles, Growing Its Reach In The Plastic-free Food Market

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‘Zara Meets Netflix’—The Fashion House Where AI Removes Designers And Overstock

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Finesse Sews Up $4.5M Seed To Predict Latest Fashion Trends

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Finesse raises $4.5M to predict fashion trends with AI

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Airspace Raises $38 Million To Transport Organs, High-Value Parts For Manufacturing And Other Time-Critical Shipments

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Zero, a plastic-free grocery-delivery startup, to launch in LA

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G2 Featured as the #1 eSports Organization of 2020

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10 VCs say interactivity, regulation and independent creators will reshape digital media in 2021

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Black-Owned Esports Company PlayVS Acquires GameSeta

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Epic Sci-Fi Novel Series by Bristol-Born Author to be Adapted for TV

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Thrive Market featured on Built in LA’s 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2021

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Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can’t Block: Usage Up 3685%

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Bridgefy launches end-to-end encrypted messaging for the app used during protests and disasters

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Panasonic’s augmented reality display aims to change the way drivers see roads

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PortCos on Podcasts: Zero CEO, Zuleyka Strasner on Foundersuite’s How I Raised It Podcast

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G2’s Ambitious Adidas Partnership Aims To Shake Up Esports In 2021

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Bolt Raises $75M Series C1 To Advance One-Click Online Buying

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Confessions of a Virtual Reality Gym Rat

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Crime alert app Citizen raises new funding

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Modernizing the spreadsheet experience with Tactyc

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Our Favorite Upcycled and Recycled Products

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Musicians, music fans repurpose unsold tour t-shirts into masks

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dot.LA’s 2021 Boiling List features Pipe

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‘Ready Player One’ Star Tye Sheridan Co-Founded Wonder Dynamics

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2020 Year In Review

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Steven Wolfe Pereira Named One of Ozy Media’s 100 People Who Defined 2020

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A Modest Ambition to Change the World: Morgan DeBaun Tells Her Story

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Baltimore group seeks to ‘RetrainAmerica’ for jobs of the future

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Mahmee, Forbes Healthcare Awards 2020 Honoree

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Venture Unlocked Episode 15 – Marlon Nichols

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This Grocery Delivery Service Doesn’t Deliver You Any Plastic

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Goldman Sachs’ Launch With GS Announces Investment in MaC Venture Capital I

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Finli Raises Another $1M to be the Payment Solution for Neighborhood Schools and Studios

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Public.com Secures $65M Series C For Social Investment Network

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Why One Startup CEO Lets Employees Cash Out Every Year

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The Women We Admire and their Favorite Woman-Led Brands to Shop, Gift, and Support

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Covid Test Startup Cue Health in Talks for $2 Billion-Plus Valuation

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Sip On This: Why Bev is Investing in Customer Service and Mobile Marketing to Upend the Alcohol Industry

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Elevator Pitch Ep. 8: ‘Imagine If Jimi Hendrix and Beethoven Got Together for an Epic Jam’

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Airspace Technologies Expands Internationally

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Shane Black, James Mullaney Team to Develop Animated Comedy ‘Crag Banyon P.I.’ at Fox

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Mighty Bear 2020 Review: What We Did, What We Need To Do Better, What’s Next

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This AI-powered hearing aid improves as you wear it

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Encantos and Macmillan Publishers Enter Into Strategic Publishing Relationship

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Why Your Distributed Team Should Consider Microhubs

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Forbes 30 Under 30 2021, Consumer Technology: Simulate Founder and CEO, Ben Pasternack

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Goodfair is a finalist for the Most Innovative Retail Model in this year’s Modern Retail Awards

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Making old buildings resilient to climate change requires new financial tools

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Super Nintendo World opens on February 4th with AR Mario Kart rollercoaster

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Goodfair: Sustainable Apparel for All

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SALT Talks: Marlon Nichols | Managing Parter, MaC Venture Capital

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2020 Esports Awards Honors G2 Esports as the Esports Organization of the Year

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Business Insider’s 100 top startups of 2020, according to VCs

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Established® Announces SoLo Funds Wins Startup of the Year at the 8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit

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14 books that help founders do everything better, recommended by 10 successful VCs

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Why Is It So Hard for Some People to Acknowledge Racism? Here’s What Experts Say

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Plastic-free groceries and reengineering the supply chain with Zero

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Visa expands its Fast Track program

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CGI-Based Influencer Miquela Launching Snapchat Show

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PortCos on Podcasts | A Fishbowl Hologram & Dr. Dre – Mira: Ben Taft

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Encantos Raises $5.7M to Accelerate Digital and Physical Subscription Products and Announces New Executive Leadership Hires

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Authentic Brands Group Partners with Bolt to Power Forever 21’s Online Checkout Experience

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Bolt’s Machine Learning Checkout Platform Will Make Forever 21 More Competitive Online

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Top 7 Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms You Should Know About

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American Airlines Announces Blavity Among Members of the Community Council

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Listen Here | Chris Bennett, Co-Founder & CEO of Wonderschool on the Just Go Grind Podcast

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Personal finance startup Truebill raises $17M

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Sote and Unlocking the Economic Potential of Africa

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African Supply Chain Sote Raises $3M Seed Round

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Sote wants to be Africa’s shipping logistics gateway

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Honda Launches Used Vehicle Leasing Program in Florida, California

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Marlon Nichols’ Journey Into Venture Capital

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Jason Momoa to voice Frosty the Snowman in Warner Bros. and Stampede Ventures’ upcoming flick

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Bonnie Pipkin’s YA Novel ‘Aftercare Instructions’ Gets TV Adaptation From Stampede Ventures, Wiip

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Commissary Club wants to help formerly incarcerated people find community

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Bolt Featured on VC Guide’s Best Startups to Watch – The Wishlist

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In The News | Pipe on VC Guide’s The Wishlist

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Elevator Pitch Ep. 1: What Could You Build With Another $500,000?

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Elevator Pitch Ep. 3: How Does It Feel to Make a Million-Dollar Deal?

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Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun Named Rising Entrepreneur at dot.LA Summit Awards

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Meet The Married Couple Who Just Raised $10 Million To Improve Cancer Treatments For Dogs

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RealBlocks Secures $7 Million in Series A Financing to Enable and Scale Digital Access to the Surging Alternative Investments Market

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Warner Bros. Acquires HBO Max Kids, Family Programming

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Pipe: Business-Funding Fit

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You Can Now Get A Free COVID Test at Home In Select Cities with Ready Responders

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A Bet on Betty Labs and the Future of Sports Audio

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4 ways to stop wasting money every month

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Thrive Market Today Unveils B-Corp Certification

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The Virtual (Direct) Primary Care Revolution

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SoLo Funds Featued in Inclusive Fintech 50’s 2020 Cohort of Fintech Startups Driving Financial Inclusion and Resilience

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Whisper: Reimagining Hearing

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Firefly Health CTO, Mimi Liu Featured in 60 Female CTOs to Watch in 2020

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“Analyze your data” with Daricus Releford

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PepsiCo Commits To ‘Pathways To Black Franchise Ownership’ Program

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‘Pink Skies Ahead’ Review: Jessica Barden Is All Attitude in This Stylized Look at Anxiety Issues

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BlocPower on NPR | Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time

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Firefly Health, one the top US startups transforming healthcare

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Crunchbase data shows dismal funding landscape for Black and Latinx founders

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Formative | Asynchronous Learning: The Key to Equity

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Listen Here | Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman with Trevor McFedries & Lil Miquela

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Businesses (Like Zero) reducing trash and plastic consumption are beginning to look like treasure to some VCs

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The State of Tech & Culture: The Gaming Takeover

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Apply Now | Revolution’s Rise of the Rest virtual tour is investing $2M in Black founders

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Black founders receiving more venture capital spurs innovation, says entrepreneur Morgan DeBaun

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Eva Longoria to don the director’s hat in upcoming action comedy “Spa Day”, Produced by Stampede Ventures

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Why Online Grocer Thrive Market Is Booming During The Pandemic With Sales Up 90%

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curbFlow’s “computer vision models” monitor street parking for DoorDash drivers

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Amazon drives new programs to improve tech startup diversity, inclusion, and equity

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CBS Studios Inks International First-Look Deal With Stampede Ventures, Adapting Ragnar Jónasson’s ‘The Darkness’

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Epic Games invests $15 million in DIY game startup Manticore Games

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Playvs is Awarding Over $600,000 in Scholarships Over This Academic Year

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Startup Soars Providing In-Home Health Care, Testing in Time of Covid

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Steven Wolfe Pereira, CEO of Encantos, chats with Gary Vee on #MarketingForTheNow

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In the News | LeBron James’ Son Bronny Joins Esports Organization FaZe Clan

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Wonderschool Seeks To Equitably Enable Pandemic Pods

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Act 2 for curbFlow: Virtualizing the Physical Curb at Scale

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TrueBill in the 3 Smart Apps That Lower Your Bills, Cancel Unwanted Subscriptions and Automate Saving

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Mo Willems Sets First HBO Max Special With Some Famous Friends – and the Animated Ones, Too, Produced by Stampede Ventures

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Listen Here: The StartUp to ScaleUp Game Plan x Marlon Nichols

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From Near Death With Chatbots To New Life In E-Commerce, Octane AI Raises $4.25 Million

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FaZe Clan, Invisible Narratives Tee Up Cinematic Universe With FaZe Rug Feature

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The founders of Blavity and The Shade Room are coming to Disrupt 2020

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How Virtual Reality is Tackling Racism in the Workplace

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Apple Approves Citizen’s New SafeTrace Covid App That Combines Mobile Tech, Location Data, And At-Home Testing In A Single Program

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Blavity has a big opportunity with Black millennials, despite struggling to fit the VC ‘formula’

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Techstars KC doubles down on virtual demo day with 1-minute pitches, Brad Feld panel

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Marlon Nichols x No Bull Business’ #ImaLittleBuzzed on Diversity and Inclusion

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Companies are adopting AR and VR to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The AI Foundation raises $17 million to create digital AI-powered personas

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Cue Health CEO on new Covid-19 diagnostic test

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The Founder Of America’s Black Millennial Newsroom Speaks Out About Media Diversity

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Ready Responders Relieves COVID Demand With At-Home Patient Testing

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Encantos Launches New Fellowship Program to Discover the Next Generation of Underrepresented Talent

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