In June 2020, after the murder of George Floyd, Meadow's CEO David Hua, with two other Y Combinator founders, launched Allies Creating Equity (A.C.E.), a group of YC founders, entrepreneurs, scientists, leaders, students, executives, activists and anti-racists who believe in using our collective energy and power to dismantle racism, undo white supremacy, stop anti-Black violence, and build a 21st-century social structure based on respect, dignity, and freedom for all BIPOC. To help create more equitable tech startups in Silicon Valley and beyond, A.C.E. provides resources to YC founders and startup entrepreneurs under the pillars of:
- Education and Healing
- Mentorship and Talent
Being an Ally Creating Equity means we commit to learning about the ways in which generations of white Americans have benefited from institutionalized racism and systematic oppression; dismantling subconscious racial bias, listening and educating ourselves on the ways race and privilege intersect in all facets of our culture; taking action in defense of human life; and designing systems that benefit Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities that have been long oppressed. As a company, we're committed to this pledge, which means every year we mentor BIPOC students, hire BIPOC interns, evaluate diverse candidates before making hiring decisions, send annual donations to select pro-equity organizations, and share educational resources to help our team actively dismantle subconscious racial biases.