Erika Hairston’s Startup Story

Erika Hairston is the co-founder & CEO of Edlyft, a YC backed tech startup helping create the next million computer science grads. At 24,  her and her co-founder became 2 of the youngest Black women to raise  over $1M in venture funding. After raising from investors such as  Kleiner Perkins, Village Global, and Jeff Weiner, Erika was featured on the Forbes’ 30 under 30.

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