Serena Williams’ early-stage startup capital firm, Serena Ventures, headquartered in San Francisco, has raised an inaugural fund of $111 million, which she told the DealBook newsletter will invest in founders with diverse points of view. The tennis star’s investing firm is already an active angel investor, with 60 firms in its portfolio, including SendWave, MasterClass, and Daily Harvest.
Ms. Williams, who has been investing for nine years, said, “I’ve always been fascinated with technology, and I’ve always appreciated how it actually impacts our lives.”
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Black Tech Pioneer Edward Chow, who overcame racism to build one of the largest data computing firms IN L.A. dies at 83
Edward Chow, an Army veteran and Black-owned tech founder who founded his company in Los Angeles in the 1960s, passed away at the age of 83. According to the Kansas