Apply to DRF's Summer Diversity Tracks (before it is too late)!
It's almost the summer! Sort of. In this week's newsletter, read about how to land your first internship in tech, tips for pitching to investors, and apply to our Summer Diversity Tracks!
🏡 community update 🏡
Content Associate Casey Kline lays out how to get your first internship in tech in this piece (tell us if you land a job as a result!)
Former DRF Head of Design Tanthai Pongstein graduated from UC Berkeley (yay!) and took this photo with our current Head of Social Britney! It’s the best crossover episode since…
🌞 summer diversity tracks
Apps are open for our summer diversity tracks. Virtual evening commitment, works well with a full-time internship. Tell your friends!
1. Blueprint: for our Black, Latinx, and Indigenous friends. Deadline: May 8
2. Female Investor Track. Deadline: May 11
3. Female Founder Track. Deadline: May 11
4. PhD Track: Deadline: May 23
📱 tech news
Global VC funding dropped again in April
In its largest acquisition to date, Shopify purchases logistics startup Deliverr for $2.1 billion
U.S. Federal Reserve increases interest rates by half-point - the largest uptick in 22 years
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is being challenged in a shareholder lawsuit
The Nasdaq just recorded recorded a loss for the fifth week in a row
new startup + VC jobs 📣
Gander: community manager
Scaler: special projects analyst
TechNext: director of engineering
Crosscut: chief of staff
Walnut: product manager
Drem: founding engineer
TechNext: applied science intern
Air: PM intern
Antler: global community intern
Morning Brew: strategy & operations intern (part-time)
Atom Finance: financial products intern
📖 great reads 📖
Tuesday Capital partner Prashant Fonseka outlines his best tips for pitching to investors.
The New York Times examines how Elon Musk wings it (and acts on the belief he is totally right)