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Women getting their wings as angel investors

Jan 9, 2024
The practice of personal investment in startup companies is becoming more diverse. That’s influencing which startups get funded.
Tech executives Allison Barr Allen, Deidre Paknad and Adriana Roche speak on a panel at a TechCrunch gathering in 2022.
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These startup health insurers tried to disrupt the market. Now, their customers are scrambling

Sep 15, 2023
Bright HealthCare and Friday Health Plans were part of a new class of health insurance startups, but both have imploded in recent months.
Lauren Gibbs penciled out math equations to manage the complex transition from her now-defunct Friday Health Plans insurance plan to a new insurer.
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For this entrepreneur, burnout inspired a new business

Jan 28, 2022
For Los Angeles e-retailer Patty Delgado, the stress of running her first business inspired her to take a different approach with the launch a second.
Patty Delgado used her burnout as inspiration for a new e-retail brand.
Courtesy of Patty Delgado

There's tons of money in venture capital, as long as you're a big company

Jan 23, 2019
Do early-stage startups still have a chance at funding?
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The jean jacket startup aimed at Latina millennials

Jul 25, 2018
Patty Delgado started with $500, working from her parents' couch.
Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre, poses next to her signature denim jackets in her Los Angeles showroom.
Courtesy of Patty Delgado

What's growing in the Silicon Desert

The startup scene is blossoming in Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix
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Food startup Tovala finds a home in Chicago

May 17, 2017
The Windy City is becoming one of the top tech destinations in the U.S.
Working in Tovala's test kitchen, chef Alexander Plotkin plates one of the company's meals.
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Redfin CEO: To survive, keep thinking like a startup

May 11, 2017
Glenn Kelman says the most important qualification for his job is passion.
“We still have to be financially disciplined in a different way than Google or Facebook, because we still employ real people to help sell these houses,” says Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO.
Photo courtesy of Redfin

Nashville accelerator home for music tech start-ups

Aug 1, 2016
Music tech start-ups welcomed to Nashville after little love elsewhere
Erik Mendelson pitches his music app company, RecordGram, to an auditorium of investors at the Country Music Hall of Fame in May. 
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