Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I t’s hard enough for women to raise venture capital; of the more than $300 billion deployed to startups last year, women received just $6 billion, or 2%. And women of color get an even smaller piece of the pie; last year, according to Crunchbase , Black women received 0.35% of all startup venture funding. Mindright founder Ashley Edwards, 31, knows this reality all too well. But she’s also managing to beat the odds: Today she’s announcing a $1.8 million seed round for her company, which provides mental health services to underserved teens via SMS text messaging. Investors like Melinda French Gates and Lifeforce Capital were attracted to the company in part due to its team of specially trained coaches who check in with youth daily to help them manage the challenges of both crises and everyday stressors. The SMS structure of the service, which helps eliminate technical and financial barriers to traditional mental … [Read more...] about Is This 31-Year-Old The First Black Woman In New Jersey To Raise More Than $1 Million?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A s the class of 2022 loads their twin XL sheets and overpriced textbooks into their parents’ SUVs, they’re met not just with the existential questions of fresh grads ( What am I doing with my life? How do I excel at my job? ) but also with questions that have been dominating the news cycle: Do I even want to be in an office? What happens if my company starts laying people off? Will I find better professional prospects if I land a job now or in a few months? One Under 30-founded startup wants to help alleviate this sense of dread: Gen-Z recruiting company RippleMatch . The startup announced this week that it had raised a new $45 million Series B round from investors such as Goldman Sachs (whose analysts are not known for their workplace satisfaction ) to be the new LinkedIn for young professionals. Read about RippleMatch here . Speaking of young talent, the Forbes newsroom just gained some of its own: a … [Read more...] about The Class Of 2022 Enters A Shaky Workforce. This Under 30 Startup Wants To Help.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Disgraced British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted on multiple counts of sex trafficking and grooming girls as young as 14 for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Key Facts U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan sentenced Maxwell, 61, to two decades in prison, five years of probation and a $750,000 fine Tuesday after saying Maxwell displayed “a lack of acceptance of responsibility ,” according to Bloomberg. Maxwell faced up to 55 years in prison for the conviction, handed down in April, which included sex trafficking a minor and transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three counts of conspiracy, though she was only sentenced for one of the conspiracy charges after Nathan ruled they were repetitive . Prosecutors had requested Maxwell serve at least 30 years in prison. Maxwell’s legal team asked … [Read more...] about Ghislaine Maxwell Given 20 Years For Sex Trafficking Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims
A 29-year-old transgender woman beat out a 13-year-old competitor to win a June 25 skateboarding contest in New York City, according to the competition’s results. Los Angeles-based Ricci Tres, a biological man who identifies as a female, beat out five biological females in “The Boardr Open at New York City Women’s FINALS Presented by DC,” according to the organization’s results . Tres won the women’s division of The Boardr’s open street skateboarding competition and a $500 prize. The transgender adult beat out 13-year-old Florida native Shiloh Catori, who came in second place and won $250 in prize money. The 29-year-old also competed against Juri Iikura, a 10-year-old who took fifth place in Friday’s competition. Four of the six finalists listed on The Boardr’s results page are under the age of 17. Tres is globally ranked a 833, while Catori is globally ranked at 133, according to Boardr’s website. Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC … [Read more...] about Trans 29-Year-Old Beats 13-Year-Old Female In New York Skateboarding Competition
Houston authorities are searching for a gunman on the run who allegedly “executed” a 9-year-old girl and injured her mother Monday night. The mother was watching television with her three children, ages nine, three and one when her ex-boyfriend, Jeremiah Jones, allegedly showed up at the apartment shortly before 11:00 p.m., according to Fox Houston . “The family got separated. The suspect here, executed a nine-year-old little girl in the apartment with a handgun,” Det. Sgt. Michael Cass said. “He then went after the mother and she was shot.” The mother was reportedly shot near the shoulder and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The nine-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead, according to the report. Jones has been charged with capital murder and was out on bond for gun-related crimes at the time of the shooting. (RELATED: ‘How To Murder Your Husband’ Author Sentenced For Murdering Her Husband) … [Read more...] about Suspect ‘Executed’ 9-Year-Old Daughter Of Ex-Lover, On The Run, Police Say
Actor Ron Pearlman, 72, married actress Allison Dunbar, 49, in Italy on or around June 14 after three years of dating. Dunbar shared a short video of the newlyweds on her Instagram page with the caption, “Pulling a Kravis before it was a thing,” a reference to socialite Kourtney Kardashian and rockstar Travis Barker’s recent Italian wedding. (RELATED: ‘Once You Go Persian, There’s No Other Version’: Iran Reportedly Takes Victory Lap Over Britney’s Big Wedding) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Allison Dunbar (@allisondunbar) The video featured Perlman and Dunbar in their wedding attire, walking through what appears to be Palazzo Margherita, a 9-room boutique hotel in Basilicata, Italy. Perlman wore a black suit with a blue shirt, along with a golden tie, while Dunbar stunned in a short lace white dress. The marriage was licensed in California after the pair partied it up in Italy, according to … [Read more...] about Actor Ron Perlman Marries Woman More Than 20 Years Younger Than Him
This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 20, 2022 - June 26, 2022. - A + A THE share price of DRB-Hicom Bhd has been on a downward trend since December 2020, when the shortage of semiconductors became apparent the world over. Last Friday, DRB-Hicom was trading at RM1.16 — its lowest since March 23, 2020. This means DRB-Hicom is now trading at the level when stocks tumbled in reaction to the first Movement Control Order (MCO), which was implemented in March 2020 to contain the spread of Covid-19. This is in contrast to other automotive or automotive-based groups listed on Bursa Malaysia. For example, Bermaz Auto Bhd is trading at more than double the level on March 23, 2020, and MBM Resources Bhd is 38% higher than at the start of the pandemic. Shares in Sime Darby Bhd, which is also a conglomerate like DRB-Hicom, were up 43.5% last Friday compared with March 23, 2020. UMW Holdings Bhd, another conglomerate with a huge automotive … [Read more...] about At an almost two-year low, DRB-Hicom is still demonstrating upside uncertainty
FILE – In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant smiles during the first half of his last NBA basketball game, against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, but also a chance to unveil a completely renovated museum. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the reopening has been pushed back two months to July 1 and the induction ceremony is being postponed, either to October or the spring. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the all-but-certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, but also a chance to unveil a completely renovated museum. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the reopening has been pushed back two months to July 1 and the induction ceremony — which will … [Read more...] about Hoops Hall mulls date for Bryant, Class of 2020 induction
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Candid patients receive custom aligners and orthodontist-designed digitally mediated treatment ... [+] plans. Candid What started as two twentysomethings’ desire to bring straight teeth to everyone is turning into a better way to do braces, especially with a mouthful of new cash. Candid is an orthodontics company that gives customers the power to buy a clear orthodontist-created alignment plan online—at 65% less than traditional braces . In 2012, recent Stanford grad and Lyft special operations employee Nick Greenfield had dental insurance for the first time in his life, providing him the opportunity to finally get his teeth straightened. When he realized this molar movement would cost some thousands of dollars, he decided to build a low-cost alternative. Inspired by the success of Warby Parker, Casper and other direct-to-consumer disruptors, he had the idea to do just that for braces. Looking … [Read more...] about Something To Smile About: Candid Raises $63 Million To Be The Warby Parker Of Braces
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Home prices, which have been shooting up since last year, grew at a slower pace in April, showing signs of a potential cool down in the red-hot housing market, according to new data from S&P Case-Shiller on Tuesday. Key Facts Home-price growth slowed in April, rising 20.4% compared to last year but down from a 20.6% growth rate in the previous month, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major cities. For the first time in five months, most of the 20 cities in the index saw a monthly decline in price gains, while metropolitan areas in the South such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Miami and Tampa saw the biggest increases since March. The Case-Shiller Index reports on a two-month delay and constitutes a three-month moving average of repeat-sales data: Since then, median existing-home prices spiked 15% in May, topping … [Read more...] about Home Prices Finally Cooling Off? Market Slows In April, But Demand Remains High Despite Rising Mortgage Rates