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Sherrell Dorsey

A Note from our Founder

Thanks for stopping by. I’m a Columbia University-trained data journalist with tech startup origins. After working at companies like Microsoft, Uber, Google Fiber, and Tresata, I founded The Plug to better understand and map the needs and milestones of tech and startup ecosystems occurring outside of the bubble of Silicon Valley.

Using dogged computational journalism, critical storytelling, and close collaboration and with industry experts, The Plug is our solution to understanding an increasingly inclusive business environment. If you haven’t already, become a subscriber

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Sherrell Dorsey
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