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Calling for a new way to fund startups

Dec 19, 2017
Chamath Palihapitiya believes venture capitalists need to play with their own money.
Chamath Palihapitiya speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center on April 29, 2013 in New York City.
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Where does Silicon Valley's bro culture start? VC

Nov 15, 2017
Venture capital begets the tech industry. What happens if it's rotten from the start?
DFJ Partner Steve Jurvetson (L) and TechCrunch moderator Connie Loizos speak onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
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Why discrimination in venture capital runs deep

Nov 15, 2017
Ellen Pao on why it's going to take more than a few leaders stepping down to solve the problem.
Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit, sued her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, for $16 million, alleging she was sexually harassed by male officials.
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A startup that's capitalizing on the untapped hair extensions market

Nov 13, 2017
Mayvenn, an e-commerce platform, allows stylists to sell the accessories directly to their clients.
Hair extensions and wigs are a $5 billion market in the U.S.
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The role of accelerators in upping diversity in tech

Nov 10, 2017
Michael Seibel, Y Combinator's first African-American partner, makes the case for talented minorities founding startups instead of working for someone else.
“What's amazing about YC is ... you don't have to know anyone, so there isn't some type of old boys' club," says Michael Seibel, a Y Combinator partner.
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Can you really make money while doing good?

Oct 25, 2017
How impact investors hope to change the world while profiting from it.
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Following the venture capital money trail

Sep 7, 2017
The investments VCs make impact industries beyond Silicon Valley.
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