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Startups and VCs can’t build solutions to our national crises with the same old approach

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Light bulbs in a row with one being on, large group of people with a few moving to the light.
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E-commerce founder Nicole Gibbons on micro-aggressions, tokenism, and leading her company through this complicated moment

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A startup investor offers perspective on how to tell the difference

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A wire shopping basket with flames inside against a black background.
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Every stage of funding for a startup requires a different set of metrics and milestones

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Light bulb as a pendulum, hitting other lightbulbs like in a newton cradle.
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  1. You have a killer idea that is only partially validated, that you think can get to $50 million+ of revenue in five years with 80%+ gross margins (if margins are lower, you need a lot more revenue), and you need money to get to product/market fit…


A founder’s honest reflections on hitting the wall and coming out the other side

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It’s common practice for investors to background-check founders. Why isn’t the reverse as popular?

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A tribute by a friend of the recently deceased founder and CEO of Samasource

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Leila Jannah smiles during conversation during the Opening Keynote Session at the Watermark Conference For Women 2016.
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Startups are already hard work; being openly transgender raises the stakes even higher


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There isn’t a lot of advice out there about how to be a startup investor, so here is some

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Sam Altman speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019.
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL

The tension between CEOs and their boards is real, but it doesn’t have to be fatal

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