Welcome to Wednesday.

I’ll keep my message super short this morning as we’re all pushing through the midweek grind. I am extremely grateful for the recent growth of The PLUG and for those of you who continue to forward our message to your closest friends and colleagues. I’m loving this position even more with each passing day.

Thank you all! Enjoy today’s top stories, may you find the inspiration needed to take your individual projects to the next level.
Tyler

Bozoma Saint John on Joining Uber + Being a Black Woman in Corporate America
Saint John spoke with Billboard about her decision to leave Apple Music, the importance of diversity in the workplace, and how she plans to conquer her role at Uber.
 ADELLE PLATON | BILLBOARD

Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: ‘Are You Ready to Have Women at the Table?’
“Girls walk away from tech and science. … There’s something about how this subject is being taught,” said Mrs. Obama. “You guys are smarter than that. You’re better than that, let’s figure it out.”
HEATHER KELLY | CNN

Atlanta-Based Patientory Raises $7.2M in 3 Days
Health-care companies can use Patientory to secure private information and rent computing power, servers and data centers. Patients can download the app and use it to monitor their health information.

ELLIE HENSLEY | ATLANTA CHRONICLE

Can Cities Hack Diversity?
Pittsburgh has declared itself an “inclusive innovation city,” meaning it is committed to making sure that white people aren’t the only beneficiaries of the tech-based economy it’s trying to cultivate. Here’s how that’s working out.
BRENTIN MOCK | CITYLAB

Cadre Collects $65M in Series C Funding
Cadre, which aims to make it easier for family offices, endowments and other moneyed investors to invest in real estate using technology, had closed its Series B round with $50 million in January of 2016. It had raised $18.3 million in Series A funding in 2015.
CONNIE LOIZOS | TECH CRUNCH

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