• The Weeknd, Pharrell, and Anderson .Paak, Among Others Invest In VC Fund To Help Close Racial Technology Gap

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    By Jasmine Browley · Updated June 23, 2022 The US has had a racial tech gap problem for a long time. 83% of executives at Big Tech firms are white and out only 6% of the tech workforce at Apple last year was Black. What's more 5.5% of Google's new hires were Black. That's why Cultural Leadership Fund was created by a16z was founded , and now some big names are backing it. The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Anderson .Paak, Blake Griffin, Bubba Wallace and Pharrell among many other notable public figures have all invested in the fund. found early on that when it came to what was considered “cool” or “The...
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