BLCK VC co-founder Sydney Sykes talks specific actions firms can take to be more inclusive – TechCrunch

[ad_1] BLCK VC is on a mission to double the number of Black venture capitalists out there by 2024. The reason behind it shouldn’t need explaining — only 2% of all partner-level VCs are Black, and 81% of VC firms don’t have a single Black partner. It’s no surprise then, that the startup ecosystem that…

Join us for a live Q&A with Plaid CEO Zach Perret June 18th at 10 am PT/1 pm ET – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Extra Crunch Live, ’s chat series for Extra Crunch members, is tacking towards founders after bringing on a host of investors: on Thursday, June 18, Plaid CEO Zach Perret will join us for a conversation. Plaid, known for APIs that connect fintech applications with users’ bank accounts, came to prominence in late 2018 when…

Steve Case and Clara Sieg on how the COVID-19 crisis differs from the dot-com bust – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution recently spoke on ’s new series, Extra Crunch Live. Throughout the hour-long chat, we touched on numerous subjects, including how diverse founders can take advantage during this downturn and how remote work may lead to growth outside Silicon Valley. The pair have a unique vantage point, with…

Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A today at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Extra Crunch Live series continues today with two venture capitalists: Alexia and Niko Bonatsos. The two investors don’t work for the same firm, but they each have an interesting perspective on the world of investing. Alexia is a former journalist — and a former co-editor of — who now runs Dream Machine, her own venture…

Forerunner Ventures’ Kirsten Green demystifies the COVID-19 consumer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “In general, the consumer has proven to be more resilient than I would have thought,” said Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, which has investments in breakout D2C stars like Glossier, Hims and Bonobos. She joined us for an Extra Crunch Live conversation to help us better understand buying habits in the COVID-19 era.…