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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Is the startup world OK with motherhood yet?

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 15, 2019
Journalist Eliza Boyd says the “needle is moving” when it comes to pregnancy and venture capital.
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Food delivery startup Munchery folds, leaving small businesses on the hook

by Sam Harnett Feb 19, 2019
In 2018, U.S. venture capital investment surpassed the 2000 dot-com peak for the first time. According to the financial data company PitchBook, investors put some $130 billion into thousands of U.S. companies. Many of these businesses will not make it,…
Three Babes Bakeshop employees at a bake sale protest outside of Sherpa Capital, one of the VC firms that invested in Munchery. 
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

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

by Molly Wood Jan 23, 2019
Do early-stage startups still have a chance at funding?
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Exodus of Chinese investors from Silicon Valley is real. But how much does it matter?

by Molly Wood Jan 9, 2019
U.S. legislation is making Chinese investors balk.
People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in New York City.
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Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

by Nina Roberts Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
Co-founders of One Way Venture in Boston, Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy.
Courtesy of One Way Ventures

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on today's entrepreneurs

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Dec 4, 2018
There's "more of a wokeness to these founders," he says.
"I think that now is a better time than it's ever been if you have a hobby, if you have a passion, and you're building a following on Instagram ... to potentially turn into something that could be a real business," Alexis Ohanian says.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Meet the company training up more diverse startup founders

by Molly Wood Nov 15, 2018
Founder Gym offers tools for anyone who wants to start a venture-backed company.
A man looks at his computer at a Starbucks coffee shop in Washington, DC on October 18, 2018.
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Melinda Gates: "Nobody actually collects good data about women's lives"

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Jun 7, 2018
“What gets measured is what gets done,” the longtime philanthropist says about investing in women.
Melinda Gates is trying to get more women and minorities in tech.
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Diverse startups could get traction from chip giant Intel

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes May 30, 2018
Intel Capital has been funding diverse startups for a few years. Now it's broadened its definition of diversity.
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Venture capitalist John Doerr on the virtues and perils of setting goals

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour May 28, 2018
The legendary venture capitalist talks about his new book on measuring the right goals.
John Doerr of the venture firm Kleiner Perkins, author of the new book "Measure What Matters."
Courtesy of Andrew Stelzer