Who We Are
ThePLUG was launched in 2016 as the first daily tech newsletter curating the top news of Black founders and innovators. Today, we investigate and report on Black tech trends, stories, and breaking news, and we do it with the rigor and analysis you won’t find elsewhere.
What We Believe
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. 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.
Sherrell Dorsey, Founder and CEO
Sherrell Dorsey is a data journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker. She is the founder of ThePLUG leading content strategy, business partnerships, and growth of the only newsletter dedicated to highlighting the significant voices of black founders and business leaders in the news. ThePLUG produces original stories in syndication with VICE news’ Motherboard channel.
Tyler Young, Managing Editor
Tyler Young is a journalist and content curator featured in The Guardian with a track record of growing digital audiences. Tyler manages a small team of writers, developing original stories. She also assists with brand partnerships and creates content covering black founders, investors, scientists, innovators, and more. She’s held posts at WCCB TV as a news producer.
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Yours in hustle,