“ThePLUG was birthed from the idea that reporting on technology and business industries are incomplete without nuanced conversations and analysis from the diverse players contributing equally to the progress.”
—Sherrell Dorsey, CEO and Founder, ThePLUG
Why We Exist
We believe that those building the future have stories worth sharing.
We believe in the power of data and diversity to bring the startup and tech community full-scale.
We believe in quality journalism and reporting to bring underserved and under-covered entrepreneurs and their companies to the forefront of tech’s evolution.
We believe in brilliantly curated news stories that connect our readers to important trends in tech-related industries as they discover and participate in the future of our society.
ThePLUG: Not Your Typical Tech Newsletter.
We’re the first daily tech newsletter covering founders, innovators, and investors of color.
Every weekday we help our readers connect to important tech stories that cover ground beyond the usual cast of characters. We open our coverage and analysis in and beyond Silicon Valley to track the hustlers making moves across the world. Our newsletter seeks to set a standard for the expansion and depth of diverse and inclusive entrepreneurship, startup environments, and technological progress.
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Meet The Team
Sherrell learned how to code as a teenager at the Technology Access Foundation in Seattle, landing internships at Microsoft and eventually working her way up in the fashion, beauty, and tech industries at notable brands like AHAVA, Uber, and others. Ever the storyteller on equity, green energy, and entrepreneurship, she turned a 3-year freelance career penning stories for Black Enterprise, Fast Company, The Root, and Next City, into a case for building nuanced narratives around blacks in tech. Catch more of her work here.
Tyler Young is a freelance writer and producer from Travelers Rest, SC. She is a Winthrop University alum with a passion for television and creating thought-provoking narratives about today’s black experience. After nearly four years of producing morning news, Tyler stepped out on faith in 2015 beginning a new journey in digital media.
Creative Director, Video
Korey McDonald, also known as KoreyMac, is a cinematographer and photographer based out of Charlotte, NC. He fuses his background in PR and branding with his love and talent for filmmaking to help brands communicate. You can check out more of his work at KoreyMac.com.