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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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The Source Code: Chamath Palihapitiya

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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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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The powerful hold of Silicon Valley's venture capital priesthood

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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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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Why female entrepreneurs get less funding than men

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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Your pension fund could be invested in tech

The money pool comes from universities, government entities and ultimately, you.
Universities investing in venture capital use endowments — that thing that funds scholarships. Above, a student walks near Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Investors put $110 million into a sock company. No, really.

Oct 10, 2017
Stance is a venture capital-backed company that calls itself a “premium sock startup.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears Stance Chewbacca socks while taking part in a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in September in New York City.
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Rethinking tech funding could help solve the industry's problems

Oct 10, 2017
Venture capitalist Tim O'Reilly says his very industry needs to do better.
Employees of startup companies work at the offices of a business incubator in Washington, D.C.