Welcome to Thursday.

I’m going to keep today’s intro short and sweet. I’m headed to VA tonight for a much-needed weekend getaway with my crew. Sherrell will have your Friday Founder message tomorrow.

This morning, I came across a thought-provoking tweet from venture capitalist Chris Sacca. Last month he tweeted, “Investors who pass on venture funds run by women and people of color must just hate making money.”

Interesting perspective. Don’t go broke behind your bias. I’m unPLUGging for the next few days. Enjoy the rest of your work week!

Tyler

 

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How She’s Using VR and Special Needs to Change Society

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