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PILL PACK
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In September 2014 we invested $25k in online prescription drug delivery service PillPack. This was their Series B, pre-Money was $30m and Accel led the round. Four years later they are acquired for just under $1bn. Did you know that...
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BOARD MEMBERS
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I like to think of the board of startups Like the single most valuable aspect of the business next to the CEO. They can either help you raise money, introduce you to clients, help you navigate tough decisions, pivot the...
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MENTORS
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Has anyone ever taught you how to properly identify, engage, and get the most out of a “mentor?” I have over a dozen mentees and I have several mentors, here are the lessons I learned. Hopefully, it helps some of...
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ADVISORS
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Every successful company and entrepreneur needs strong advisors. Period! There is no way you can be great at everything but bringing in experts to advise where you are weak can make or break your company. Here are the top 5...
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SHAQ
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Retired athletes! @nbaalumni @nba That’s been my focus this week. The highest paid ones are Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Jack Nicklaus, Magic Johnson then Shaq. 10 years ago retired black athletes weren’t building empires in business - today they are. What’s changed? OWNERSHIP. @shaq owns...
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TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT AT MANDALAY BAY
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@nbaalumni really leading the effort to educate retired players in investing. Imagine if a big portion of retired players increased their ownership and passive income. We could have 100 black venture capital firms overnight with retired players. Jay Z, Nas, Kobe,...
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MICHAEL JORDAN
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Michael Jordan is the perfect example of “The Power of Partnerships.” Sometimes, our own gifts and abilities can’t get us to manifest our potential. Yup, you heard me, all this time you didn’t realize that your destiny was waiting for...
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BANKJOY
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Another black #fintech founder quietly doing the work. #BankJoy is an amazing company out of Y Combinator founded by Michael Duncan, who worked for years at a credit union himself, first as a programmer, then later promoted to manage the company’s online and mobile...
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ICO WATCHDOG
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@icowatchdog was started by @newsum, another black fintech founder in Los Angeles. If you are in the tech community in LA and don’t know show please connect. Over a decade ago he founded IPO Watchdog, which did a similar thing but for...
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WIZELY
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I’d like to profile a Black founder in LA who many of you have never heard of but has raised more than $5m of seed capital! @parisben is the Founder or a Wizely finance. Before he made any revenue he has raised...
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