Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem.
As a black professional himself, Fuller had experienced the frustrations and isolation that can sometimes come with being the only person in the room who looked the way he did. He also dealt with being the go-to person for any startup company looking to hire from a diverse pool of candidates.
Facebook Pitch Deck fun fact: Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur, was the first outside investor in Facebook back in 2004. That’s when Mark Zuckerberg first set out to turn his dorm room project into a lasting business. Zuckerberg received $500,000 from Peter Thiel.
Redefining cool for a new generation, Kim Bell is a creative force using art to express his distinctive style. As an artist he has created many paintings and works that he only gifts or allows to be acquired by a select few individuals. Kim Bell draws, sketches and creates art everyday. GWOP Magazine is a multimedia creative collective that includes, music, technology, movies, art, merchandise and now children’s books. Authoring books allows Bell to share his artistic vision and imagination with everyone world wide. “Mr. Chicken In The Kitchen” is his first children’s book.
Mr. Chicken in the Kitchen is a story of two kids home alone when a stranger (a chicken) wanders into the kitchen. The chicken shows the kids a few tricks before the parents arrive home.
Mark Luckie, a digital strategist and former journalist, says he accepted the job offer from Facebook reluctantly.
At first, he didn’t want to move to Silicon Valley from Atlanta, where he had been living, but he said his fiance was able to persuade him, telling him that the job presented an opportunity to make a difference on the influential social network.
“I was really excited. Facebook is an amazing company that reaches a lot of people,” Luckie, 35, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I didn’t plan to leave.” Read More
‘Scale‘ is increasingly being used as shorthand for ‘scale up’ (“to grow or expand in a proportional and usually profitable way”) and as a noun that means “proportional growth especially of production or profit” and/or “a large market position.”
Here are 5 steps to Scaling a business in 2018:
Evaluate and Plan. Take a hard look inside your business to see if you are ready for growth
Find the Money. Invest. Scaling a business doesn’t come free