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A name synonymous with kids books pens a kids book for Portland’s A Kids Company About

For many kids, Reading Rainbow was one of the formative television programs that put them on the path to exploring books. And the host of that show, LeVar Burton, was a big part of making them seem accessible. Now, LeVar has written his own kids book A Kids Book About Imagination for Portland startup A Kids Company About.

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Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About chats with GeekWire about $7 million Series A

As much as I love featuring Portland startups and seeing them get local coverage, it’s always way more exciting to see them getting coverage outside of Portland. Especially when that coverage goes in depth to give a more cohesive picture of the types of companies being built here in the Rose City. That’s why it was nice to see GeekWire — which has grown to be one of the leading startup and tech publications on the West Coast — chatting with Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About.

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A Kids Book About lands $7 million Series A, rebrands as A Kids Company About

Kids. They grow up so fast. And apparently, so do companies focused on kids. Like this Portland startup which has outgrown its original moniker and now has a new name. Meet A Kids Company About.

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Remember that one time… at summer camp?

Even as we work our way toward recovery, the reality of the pandemic is still very much present. And with it, a logical reticence to rush back to the way things were, willy nilly. And yet, we’re rapidly approaching a summer when everyone — kids and parents, alike — could use a break. Portland startup A Kids Book About is offering up a creative solution in that regard.

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A Kids Book About CEO Jelani Memory among Portland Business Journal Executive of the Year honorees

Founding and leading a startup is hard. Incredibly hard. And lonely. And stressful. So when a startup founder gets recognition or an award, it’s always worth taking a moment to recognize that. Like today, when Jelani Memory, founder and CEO of A Kids Book About, was honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of their Executives of the Year.

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The plot thickens with A Kids Book About podcasts… or is it A Kids Podcast About?

As reported by the Portland Business Journal, Portland startup A Kids Book About is going to be more than about books. The company is now branching out to develop a podcast network, as well.

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Oprah favorites Portland startup A Kids Book About

Sometimes you call Oprah. Sometimes Oprah calls you. At least that’s how it worked out for Portland startup A Kids Book About who had the mononymous star reach out to them with an opportunity to appear on her annual list of favorite things.

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Black Founders Matter cuts first check for A Kids Book About

Speaking of new venture capital funds in Portland… Granted everything is pretty grim right now. And energy is hard to come by. Let alone optimism. So when there is a glimmer of something hopeful in the Portland startup community, that seems like something to celebrate. Like Portland’s Black Founders Matter fund making its first investment. In a Black founded Portland startup. And then that news making it into TechCrunch.

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Zebras Unite chats with Portland’s Jelani Memory, founder and CEO of A Kids Book About

If you’re looking for a new podcast or simply want to get some insights from a two-time Portland founder, you might want to check out the Zebracast from Zebras Unite. In this episode, they chat with Jelani Memory, founder and CEO of Portland startup A Kids Book About.

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Willamette Week chats with the entrepreneur author of A Kids Book About Racism

I’ve been intentionally quiet here. Because there are more important conversations to be had. Conversations about Black lives. And how those Black lives matter. And our systemically racist society. Admittedly uncomfortable conversations for many that require space and time for that discomfort. And more so than any other time, it feels to me that my babbling is just taking up space. Right now is not a time for me to take up any space.

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