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Sindy Wilson Named CFO Of Kickstarter, Joins Everette Taylor To Become One Of The Few Black Duos At A Top Company

“Sometimes you have to see it being the case to know that it is possible.” That’s what Sindy Wilson to ld Forbes as she paves the way for more Black women to aspire to lead in the C-suite. The outlet reports that on July 12, 2023, the former Lyft vice president was named chief financial officer (CFO) of Kickstarter.

Jul 13, 2023

How To Kickstart Your Path To Generational Wealth In 2023

The start of a new year comes with the usual examination of goals and aspirations. People are typically focused on a few areas that include fitness, relationships, and wealth – with the latter generally finding its way toward the top of people’s “new year, new me” lists. And this perspective is in line with cultural norms. With songs like “Money” by Cardi B or the ’90s hit “It’s All About The Benjamins” by the Bad Boy Records crew, the world keeps the idea of wealth accumulation on the brain. But how exactly does one go about getting to the bag to reach their dreams? Social media makes it easy to tap into information from people who market themselves as financial gurus and entrepreneurial experts. But with so many people in the mix and sometimes little proof, it can be hard to know whom to trust and what advice should be implemented. It is at the intersection of financial research where AfroTech enters the chat. We gathered information and tips from some of today’s trusted voices to...

Feb 17, 2023

Nine Months and Kickstarter Later, Black-Owned Card Game CultureTags Hits Target Shelves

CultureTags — a Black-owned card game designed for people who love both the culture and hashtags — has expanded just in time for the holidays. According to Because of Them We Can (BOTWC), nine months after its successful Kickstarter campaign, the card game founded by Eunique Jones Gibson, is hitting Target shelves. Gibson is a visionary, wife, mother of three, cultural curator, and founder of. BOTWC, where she’s spent the last decade highlighting Black culture and community. Her new game is just an extension of her commitment to that work.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by CultureTags (@culturetags) “I was online and I saw a long acronym in my Instagram feed,” said Gibson on how she got the idea to create the game. “There was no context and people were amazed at their ability to decode it with no help. I was one of those people. As I read the comments and laughed in agreement, I realized this was a game, but it wasn’t until December 2019 that I actually started to...

Dec 1, 2020

How Social Media Helped Land "Hair Love" Creator Matthew Cherry His First Oscar

In 2012, when former pro football player turned filmmaker  Matthew A. Cherry tweeted “I’m gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it,” who knew that in just a few years, his message would become a reality? Cherry had an amazing idea for an animated short film that he felt was “Oscar-worthy” and on May 10, 2016, he took to Twitter to find a 3D animator that could bring his vision to life. That film would later become Hair Love , a heartfelt animated short about an African American father’s struggle to do his daughter Zuri’s hair for the first time. The film, which was picked up by Sony Pictures Animation in March 2019, would go on to screen before The Angry Birds 2 throughout the year before being released on YouTube for all to see. Hair Love was met with rave reviews and on Sunday, February 9, 2020, it rightfully took home the Academy Award for...

Feb 10, 2020

How to Launch an Effective Kickstarter Campaign

Launching a startup requires money, and no matter how much you’ve saved, you’re probably going to need more. In today’s startup market, seeking venture capital (VC) funding seems like the best way to raise money especially because VC firms often offer large checks and access to valuable resources that startups need. However, VC funding comes with strings. Investors will take equity from your business in exchange for that big fat check, and you might lose operational control over your company. However, there’s some good news; VC funding may not be your only option. Crowdfunding is a great way to raise large quantities of cash without sacrificing equity. However, not all crowdfunding campaigns are successful. Here are some commonalities among some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns: Planning They say luck is where preparation meets opportunity. Technically you could throw up a campaign with a few lines and a picture and hope for the best. However, the most successful...

Jan 16, 2020