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When it comes to traditional business loans, non-white and women entrepreneurs are being left behind

by Krystina Martinez May 25, 2018
Despite Texas’ reputation as a business-friendly state, a survey last year from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found access to capital is the number one concern for women and non-white small business owners in the state.   There’s a good reason…

ICOs raised billions last year. Should Silicon Valley be worried?

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour May 11, 2018
Initial coin offerings let startups skip venture capital funding, but will they last?
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

The FDA wants more medical devices in your pocket

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Dec 20, 2017
The agency is being led by a venture capitalist who is taking some cues from the tech industry.
The FDA is working with companies like Fitbit to streamline the approval process for health and medical software.
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How venture capital works

Calling for a new way to fund startups

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes 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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Marketplace Tech Blogs

The Source Code: Chamath Palihapitiya

by Stephanie Hughes and Molly Wood Dec 19, 2017
Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya on why he wants to change how tech companies go public.
The founder and CEO of Social Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya, speaks onstage at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit back in Oct. 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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How venture capital works

Why discrimination in venture capital runs deep

by Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab 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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The powerful hold of Silicon Valley's venture capital priesthood

by Kai Ryssdal, Molly Wood, and Shaheen Ainpour Nov 14, 2017
Marketplace Tech's Molly wood tells how a small, influential group of mostly men have a tendency to fund ... mostly men.
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How venture capital works

The role of accelerators in upping diversity in tech

by Amy Scott and Stephanie Hughes 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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How venture capital works

Can you really make money while doing good?

by Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab Oct 25, 2017
How impact investors hope to change the world while profiting from it.
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Why female entrepreneurs get less funding than men

by Sally Herships Oct 25, 2017
A study published in the Harvard Business Review looks at how investors view male and female entrepreneurs differently.
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