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Dr. Astrid Scholz
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 15h
Looking forward to this! My question to : what practical / tactical steps would your foundation have to take to divest your corpus from assets that are built on and / or further white supremacy?
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 18h
Replying to @RichDecibels
Sounds amazing! Sadly US residents will be banned from Europe for the foreseeable future because of our spectacularly asinine handling of the pandemic.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 18h
Not so fun fact: “The combined $921 billion in wealth of the top 12 U.S. billionaires is the equivalent to the home equity wealth of the entire Black population of 17 million households.”
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 18h
Do you and know each other? This one’s for you, Cindy:
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 19h
Next week, & I get to play a game with the attendees of the Equity Forum: in one session attendees experience the typical rat race through the lens of 6 different founder personas. It comes with a warning label: may cause strong emotions:
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Nikishka Iyengar (she/her) Aug 7
Out with big data, in with ’s
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 20h
Ask Me (and and and ) Anything, Thu 13 August) ~ Registrations open, and so are the Questions. Bring ‘em! 🦓❤️💪
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 20h
Replying to @tylertringas
Investors would have to see diversity as a strength first. Go back to Start, don’t collect $200. ~ But seriously, this collective blind spot is a huge opportunity! And there’s some good design thinking out there, just nothing ready at scale yet.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz 20h
Replying to @sarahdrinkwater
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, ...”
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
It’s really the only Twitter validation anyone needs.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
Only if you’re a woman and especially if you’re BIPOC. Plenty of white male nonprofit leaders get funded on the basis of their “charisma” and “vision.” - oh, wait. We were going for differences with VC, right?!
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
I’m having flashbacks, and not in a good way, to the debates about a universal grant application. Everybody’s got their precious logic model that just needs to be reflected in the effin proposal requirements... If *only* had a standardized form like a pitch deck.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
How much are you wiring?! I routinely do domestic transfers with TW.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
Underrated tweet: the 250-500K startup cost of a new fund is a serious impediment to diversification of fund managers. Starting a fund is like starting any other business, and the same structural barriers apply.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
We like — have had only positive experiences with wires to all kinds of countries with them.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
It's already up! Just follow the event link and enjoy. is great like that.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 6
At we call it principled, and adhere to the following 10 principles:
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 5
Sad unicorn. The shark tank was brutal.
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Dr. Astrid Scholz Aug 5
Starting tomorrow: The Season of the Dazzle kicks off with a session on cooperatives as vehicles for economic liberation ~ Please join us!
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Patricia Raicht (she/her) Aug 5
Is your company doing anything to help you cope with your kids and remote learning? To help with tech or wifi at home, meals typically received at school, mental or physical healthcare received at school or support for special needs learners? I am researching this, DM me please!
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