The first ever White House Demo Day on Tuesday came with lots of announcements about what companies, government agencies and organizations are going to do to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry.
And that was wonderful. But one set of announcements from Mitch Kapor, one of the co-founders of Lotus, and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein, stood apart.
The East Bay couple, who for years have been on the forefront of the issue of tech and diversity, said they will spend $40 million to address the structural inequities that make it hard for African-Americans and other groups to become successful tech entrepreneurs.
Read more at the San Jose Mercury News