New Report Reveals Just How Badly Black Women-Led Startups Are Being Underfunded |Co.exist

Black women lead just .04% of the total number of women-led tech startups in the U.S., according to a newly released report by Digital Undivided’s #ProjectDiane—a research study evaluating 88 tech companies led by black women. Of that group, only 11 had raised $1 million or more. The remaining 77 raised an average of just $36,000, a gaping discrepancy compared to the average of $1.3 million raised for all startups—led by mostly white, male founders—who have historically received over 97% of all venture capital funding.

Source: New Report Reveals Just How Badly Black Women-Led Startups Are Being Underfunded | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

This is atrocious. We ought to be ashamed…if not surprised.

Let’s get to fixing this.

How Fearful Should We Be of the Rise of the Robots?

Flickr/Ariel Waldman

Flickr/Ariel Waldman

“We are rushing headlong into the robotics revolution without consideration for the many unforeseen problems lying around the corner,” Professor Sharkey said. “It is time now to step back and think hard about the future of the technology before it sneaks up and bites us when we are least expecting it.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/how-fearful-should-we-be-about-the-rise-of-the-robots-a6770336.html
How fearful should we be? Failing thoughtful legislation and a bit of apprehension from innovators, very.