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Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

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.
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on today's entrepreneurs

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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Meet the company training up more diverse startup founders

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"

“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

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

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

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 for that. According to the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, people of color are three […]

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

Initial coin offerings let startups skip venture capital funding, but will they last?
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The FDA wants more medical devices in your pocket

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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