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Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors

Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and proprietor of Mission Spark, a the managers and programme consulting company. And now, thanks to Hustle Fund, she is also an angel investor. Hustle Fund is coming out of stealth today with Angel Squad, a new strategy aimed at making angel investing more accessible to more […]

Tech for Campaigns, created to get Democrats elected, on the parties’ biggest differences

Yesterday, a 450-page” investigation on tournament in digital groceries” was published by the House based on 16 months of ground meeting, including interviews with employees and past employees and others with first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. The picture it paints is of companies that have abused their influence […]

Technologists: Consider Canada

Tim Bray Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Bray is a application technologist are stationed in Vancouver, B.C. and a onetime vice president and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Assistance. Iain Klugman Contributor Share on Twitter Iain Klugman is CEO of Communitech, an innovation hub in Waterloo, Ontario, and a signatory to the Tech for Good […]

What 👁👄👁.fm means for Silicon Valley

Ravi Mehta Contributor Share on Twitter Ravi is a consumer tech leader who was most recently Chief Product Officer at Tinder. Previously, he was a product leader at Facebook, TripAdvisor and Xbox. He writes about scaling products and teams at In 36 hours, a diverse group of young entrepreneurs and technologists raised more than […]

A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking

The law firm Fenwick& West has published some new data to highlight how Covid-1 9 has impacted the world of risk capital in Silicon Valley. The biggest surprise? It’s how little wallop the world pandemic seems to have had on dealmaking this spring. Consider first that valuations in April were actually higher than in March, […]

Who really benefits from reskilling?

Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed, and a recent study that examined more than 66,000 tech occupation layoffs found that marketings and customer success capacities were more vulnerable amid COVID-1 9. In response, some quarters of Silicon Valley are abuzz about a long-standing technology: reskilling, or training individuals to adopt an entirely new skillset or […]

Utah tech magnates create new Silicon Slopes Venture Fund to boost startups in the state

Those looking outside of Silicon Valley as a possible hub for their startup might want to take a gander at Utah, at least that’s the kind of trend the brand-new Silicon Slopes Venture Fund hopes to create. The newly formed fund, put together by Qualtrics co-founder Ryan Smith, Omniture and Domo founder Josh James and […]

Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I observed the defining moments of VC in 2019. Unfortunately, this is […]

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