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This startup pays $500 to a girls-in-STEM nonprofit every time it hires a man

Spill — an app providing message-based therapy to workplaces and universities — is currently a very, very male company. And we understand…

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I wish someone had told me these when I started out.

VC Corner Q+A: David Pakman

As a Partner at Venrock in New York, David focuses on early stage venture investing in consumer and enterprise tech companies with a recent…

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Anyone who has experienced managing a team will be familiar with the headaches of growth. One day you have a motivated, tight-knit team…

The Global Rise of the Rest is Powered by Oracle

“The Rise of the Rest” is a phrase coined by Steve Case, the visionary co-founder of AOL and author of The Third Wave, to describe the…

A Free $10,000 Startup Course That Will Save At Least $10,000,000

What works and what doesn’t? More importantly, should you listen to someone else besides yourself?

Reflections on 2 Years at Dorm Room Fund

Key takeaways from my time as First Round’s eyes and ears on America’s college campuses

36 Startup Life Hacks & Entrepreneur Health Habits

At this point, you’ve probably been filled to the brim with life hacks for your personal life. Here’s how to fold a shirt so it doesn’t…

3 important lessons CEOs can learn by answering customer support tickets personally

By Alexander Yumashev, CEO, and Founder at Jitbit Software

VC Corner Q+A: Fang Yuan

Fang Yuan is a Vice President at Baidu Ventures, which was the most active firm in the artificial intelligence space last year, working…


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