In 2018, our team delivered 234 newsletters with over 1,500 stories highlighting Black and brown narratives in tech and beyond.
We witnessed a record number of incubators, venture capital funds, and accelerators, uniquely designed to support Black founders by addressing longstanding racial disparities. From a new wave of tech conferences to the dozens of coworking spaces serving as safe spaces for Black entrepreneurs, we’re honored to recognize the key players and emerging founders who are serving our communities through impactful tech, ultimately challenging the status quo.
ThePLUG is dedicated to sharing stories that pinpoint Black ingenuity and innovation without sacrificing quality. This list covers 105 of the most-read stories from our daily newsletter.
Thank you for giving us 234 opportunities to amplify voices that have been historically ignored, but not silenced. You are the PLUG.
|Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and First Round Capital Invest $3 million in Bail Reform Startup Promise|
|Tech’s Race Problem Beyond the Numbers|
|Debt Payment Startup Qoins Wins the Nation’s Largest Fintech Prize|
|59 Black Female Executives Explore Intersectional Invisibility and Strategies to Overcome It|