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EdLyft Takes Aim At The $100 Million Diversity And Inclusion Tech Market

The never ending reverberating sound of diverse tech talent pipeline issues has finally met its match. Edlyft, the digital platform of study tools and online cohort-based support of the most sought-after student tech talent, is taking the $100 million diversity and inclusion tech market by storm. The company’s Co-Founders Erika Hairston and Arnelle Ansong are disrupting the industry by being the first place companies go to find, engage, and hire diverse technical early talent.

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The tech industry has been exclusive and severely lacking in diversity. In order to effectively tackle this issue head on EdLyft has raised millions of dollars in venture capital funding. Some of the inventors include Kleiner Perkins, Village Global, Concrete Rose Capital, and notable angels like Jeff Weiner, as CultureBanx noted during its “Igniting Cultural Capital” session with UBS.

Hairston and Ansong became two of the youngest Black women to raise over $1 million and the road to getting there wasn’t paved in gold. “We expected fundraising to be difficult because Black women raise less than 1% of venture funding. We knew that we had to work twice as hard to get twice as much” said Hairston. She and Ansong persevered because they knew how great the need was for their platform EdLyft to increase diverse hiring across the sector.

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