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VC Pledged to 'Do Better' on Diversity. It's Barely Changed

The Black Lives Matter protests drew sympathetic public statements from investors in 2020. One year later, signs of progress are harder to find.It's no secret that the venture capital industry, for as...

Meet Your Next Angel Investor. They're 19

It’s never been easier to invest in startups, and Gen Z is taking full advantage.Earlier this year, Johnnie Yu heard about a new startup looking to raise a small round. He liked...

Live Audio Apps Lure Creators With Money and Promises

Talk is cheap, unless you’re an in-demand content creator for platforms like Clubhouse and its many clones.When Twitter launched Spaces, its live audio feature, Reesha Howard couldn’t wait to start broadcasting. She...

'Miami Tech Week' Wasn't Planned. But the Hype Is Infectious

Founders and funders are flocking to the beach for an impromptu event that some are calling "South by Southeast."Farhaj Mayan was just starting to raise the seed round for his cannabis-tech startup...

Need an Angel Investor? Just Open Up Clubhouse

Consider it like Shark Tank on your phone: Every week on Angelhouse, founders make a pitch to a panel of investors as hundreds of people listen in.Startup fundraising can be bloodsport, which also makes...

Facebook Announces Live Audio Rooms, Its Clubhouse Clone

Clubhouse is the latest startup to get cloned by Facebook, as the social media giant announces a suite of new audio features. Who will use them?On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed...

Is Silicon Valley Dead? Not According to Venture Dollars

In a record quarter for VC funding, California still takes the cake—further evidence that reports of the region’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Silicon Valley’s most valuable asset is no longer silicon, to make...

Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

“Now is the time to start stepping on the gas,” as one prominent VC firm put it to founders.Venture capitalists behave a bit like oracles. They imagine the future, make prophecies about...

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