Daily Crunch: After Musk puts it to a vote, 57% of Twitter poll respondents tell him to resign

Daily Crunch: After Musk puts it to a vote, 57% of Twitter poll respondents tell him to resign

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December is growing old, there’s Christmas music playing on every radio station and the poinsettias have reached full bloom. It seems like the year is coming to an end, and we are happy to see it go. Bring on the last 300 or so hours of the year, and we can start pondering what the new year will bring. — Christine and Haje

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Startups and VC

Being a startup founder can be exhausting. That’s doubly true for Black founders, who routinely struggle to raise funds, be noticed and get their fair share of attention, Dominic-Madori reports. For the new year, she conducted a mini-survey to find out what Black founders are expecting in 2023. All three founders raised the same concerns: the economy, the environment, and equality.

Connie had the chance to catch up with Fabrice Grinda, a French, New York-based serial entrepreneur who co-founded the free classifieds site OLX — now owned by Prosus — and who has in recent years been building up his venture firm, FJ Labs. He often likens the outfit to an angel investor “at scale,” saying that like a lot of angel investors, “We don’t lead, we don’t price, we don’t take board seats. After two one-hour meetings, we decide .”

whether to invest.

We have a few more, just in case you are curious:

3 Black founders predict little will change in VC in 2023

A rising tide lifts all boats but when venture capital stops flowing, founders who are underrepresented are the first to go dry.

Dominic Madori Davis spoke with three Black founders to find out their thoughts on the current funding landscape as well as the top issues they are concerned about as we enter the new year.

  • Vernon Coleman, founder and CEO, Realtime
  • Sevetri Wilson, founder and CEO, Resilia
  • Abimbola Adebayo, founder and CEO, Pinnu Analytics

Okay. If that’s not enough, here are three more TC stories:

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Big Tech Inc.

Deleting WhatsApp did not always mean delete for everyone. WhatsApp lets you undo that deletion in case you moved too fast. Jagmeet writes that the “new feature, called ‘accidental delete,’ brings a five-second window to let users reverse the action of deleting messages for their own in an individual or group chat and delete them for everyone.” Delete away!

We have five more:

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