I made some money off the Twitter IPO. Not as much as startup mythology may have you believe, but a good amount.
While I’ve worked hard for my professional successes, I recognise that I've been playing on the lowest difficult setting. My background, my education, and many other privileges have steered me toward the right place at the right time.
I see it as both a moral obligation and a simple pleasure to share some of my good fortune with others. Therefore I’m donating a sum of £10,000 to a range of causes I believe in:
- Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
- British Humanist Association
- Code Club
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Médecins Sans Frontières
- Friends of the Earth
Hopefully some of these experts can help make the game easier for others too.
I wavered about whether to speak about this publicly. The reason I’m doing so isn’t because I want praise, but because I hope it might prompt my friends and peers in this thriving industry to reflect on their own advantages.
I'll continue to donate to good causes as my future finances allow. I’d love it if you’d consider doing so too.