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“Her birth did not go as planned.” This is how Zebras Unite co-founder, Aniyia Williams, and her husband Marco, describe their daughter Noemi’s unexpected arrival in her father’s hands, at home, in their bed, without medical professionals. Aniyia repeated her doctor’s advice: “Your body knows what to do.” The labor…

Today’s calls for ethical, humane, responsible, regulated and beneficial technology, compounded with venture capital’s virtue signaling in solidarity with Black lives, brings us to a critical crossroads for corporate America.

Yesterday, tech giant CEOs defended their companies before Congress against allegations of stealing, breaking antitrust laws, and fueling disinformation. “We’ve…

Cooperate on the future we want. Create a fund. Go to camp.

A drawing of cooperative zebras passing tools between each other by Sarah Nason

We honor Valentine’s Day each year with a major update. It’s because this work to create a better future for values-aligned founders is fueled by a fierce love and urgency for connection.

In 2016 we were broken-hearted, unable to find the right match between the companies we were creating and…

Magical thinking drives the startup economy — but we need a strong dose of reality.

July 13, 2017 update: For the latest, please read “Zebras: Let’s Get In Formation.”

A year ago we wrote “Sex & Startups.” The premise was this: The current technology and venture capital structure is broken. It rewards quantity over quality, consumption over creation, quick exits over sustainable growth, and shareholder profit over shared prosperity. It chases after “unicorn” companies bent on “disruption” rather than…

Jennifer, Mara, Astrid & Aniyia

Jennifer Brandel, Mara Zepeda, Astrid Scholz & Aniyia Williams are the founding directors of Zebras Unite

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