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It’s Time to Regulate the VC-Founder Relationship to Curb Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley
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A few weeks ago, my Fast Company coworker Ruth Reader posited that the time was ripe for a mass unmasking of the kind of workplace sexism that has been habitually swept under the rug. With the recent ousting of Fox News founder Roger Ailes and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, perhaps we were finally seeing signs that allegations of harassment and sexism in the workplace are being
The Unregulated 'Initial Coin Offering' Market is Booming
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Young startups on the hunt for cash are increasingly turning to the world of cryptocurrencies, fueling the rise of "initial coin offerings," the Wall Street Journal reports. In fact, companies have raised about $1 billion through ICOs so far this year, according to the Journal, citing data from digital-currency research firm Smith & Crown. This is 10 times more than was
VC Chris Sacca Pens Open Letter Apologizing to Women
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As Silicon Valley grapples with more sexual harassment allegations - this time involving Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck - venture capitalist Chris Sacca has penned an open letter on Medium apologizing and saying that he "personally contributed to the problem" facing women in the industry. Sacca, a co-founder of Lowercase Capital and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Instagram and
Binary Capital Has Suspended Operations Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
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Venture capital firm Binary Capital has suspended operations of its two funds after allegations of sexual harassment were made against its co-founder by numerous female startup executives in Silicon Valley, Bloomberg reports. A source tells Bloomberg that Binary's limited partners voted this week "to effectively shutter the firm’s most recent fund," which had yet to invest any of the $175 million it
Which Startup Is Next in Line for an IPO?
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It’s difficult to predict which billion-dollar startup will go public next. One way to narrow it down, though, is to examine exactly how long venture capitalists are taking to exit their investments—and which notable unicorns may be ripe for an IPO. One of the most notable trends among VC-backed companies is that the median time to IPO has risen dramatically
The 8 Most Active VC Investors in Colorado
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Denver-based CirrusMD, the provider of a text message-based telemedicine platform, has closed a $7 million Series A led by Colorado Impact Fund. The startup is in good company—since the beginning of 2015, 348 VC investors have participated in at least one deal in the state, for a total of more than $1.8 billion invested in Colorado-based companies, per the PitchBook
Numerous Women Have Accused VC Justin Caldbeck of Sexual Harassment, Leading to Indefinite Leave
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Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Binary Capital, is accused of sexual harassment and making unwanted advancements by a half-dozen female executives in Silicon Valley, The Information reports (via TechCrunch). While Caldbeck initially rebuffed the accusations on Friday, saying that he "strongly" denied the allegations, he later announced that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence from  Binary.
Unicorn Watch: Meet This Year's 24 New Billion-Dollar Startups
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So far this year, 24 VC-backed startups have attained that coveted $1 billion valuation and become “unicorns,” joining a swelling list of about 200 other private companies. We’ve put together a chart highlighting 2017’s unicorn class, with a few extra tidbits below, like geography trends, an industry breakdown and a spotlight on several investors that could see big paydays. Unicorn
Masters in Business: Marc Andreessen, Venture Capitalist at A16Z
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Masters in Business  Marc Andreessen Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot Masters In Business: Marc Andreessen Article by Barry Ritholtz This article was originally published in ValueWalk. Photo: TechCrunch
Billionaire Peter Thiel: Starting a Business and Education
An interview with billionaire investor and author of Zero to One, Peter Thiel. In this interview Peter discusses what characteristics a business should aim for and why it is better to have a monopoly instead of intense competition. Peter also talks about higher education, the future of technology and the meaning of life. Billionaire Peter Thiel: Starting A Business And