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Girls Who Code Just Struck Its First-Ever Private Equity Partnership

According to Forbes magazine, the nonprofit announced a new type of partner: private equity firm KKR. The PE company exclusively tells Fortune that two of its tech-focused portfolio companies—GoDaddy and First Data—will sponsor Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program, a free, seven-week curriculum where rising high school senior and junior girls learn coding skills. Nationwide, the program serves about 1,600 girls. This year, First Data and GoDaddy will host 20 students each, concentrating on web development and design, robotics, and mobile development.

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Raising Capital: DIY vs. Broker Dealer Approach

Raising Capital

DIY (Do It Yourself) is a great approach for art projects and some simple home improvements, but when it comes to raising capital for your growing company -not so much. Prior to taking on a DIY capital raise, Issuers should fully research and understand what a capital raise journey. When capital is raised from outside investors, the exchange of funds and securities creates a rapport with precise expectations. A FINRA member broker dealer helps by strategically evaluating an Issuer’s options and compliantly structuring a viable capital raise that best fits the company’s needs and is ultimately fair, balanced and transparent to investors.

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