Startups Weekly: A Silicon Valley for everyone – TechCrunch
Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Many in the tech industry saw the threat of the novel coronavirus early and reacted correctly. This was maybe the easiest to see coming, though, given how visible the structural racism is in cities up and down the main corridors of Silicon Valley. Property tax reform, pro-housing activism and sustainable funding for homelessness services are direct ways for the tech industry to address the long history of discrimination where the modern tech industry began, Catherine Bracy of TechEquity writes for TechCrunch. But I’m going to add a side bet that cities will come back into fashion with the sorts of startup founders that VCs would like to back.