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Of the 6,793 companies funded by VCs between 2011 and 2013, women CEOS led only 2.7% of those companies – according to the recent Babson College study titled “Women Entrepreneurs and Bridging the Gap in Venture Capital” (PDF).
Over the same period, 85% of all businesses funded by VCs had not a single woman on the management team. This reality reflects the gender gap among VC investors themselves, with women making up only 11% of the group, based on a 2011 survey by the National Venture Capital Association.
The problem, concludes Forbes, is tha men invest in men and women invest in women.
Rebecca Kaden at Maveron, a consumer-focused VC fund, said:
“I am extremely fortunate to work with a team of consumer-centric men who have deep appreciation for the value that comes from diversity in opinion. 80% of household spending is dictated by women—so any VC investing in consumer that doesn’t have this is severely mistaken. I try to focus on what it takes to be a world class investor—not a world class female investor—while remembering that’s a relatively unique perspective, even if I wish it wasn’t so unique in my industry, allows me to differentiate and bring something unique to the table.”
Is Crowdfunding the Answer?
Forbes contributor Chance Barnett, CEO of crowdfunder.com explains crowdfunding on an investor level, including the bundling of smaller investors in special funds. He also ranks known fundraising sites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe and Indie GoGo.
California Cops Snoop For Nudies
California cops have admitted to searching the cell phones of arrested women in hopes of finding nude photos. When they do, images from the women’s confiscated cell phones are shared along with ‘disgusting’ commentary and details of their arrest for drunk driving and other violations. Apparently officers often include civilians in their circle of prying eyes.
Writer Matthais Gafni has detailed similar incidents in other US police stations from Houston to New York.
Calendar Girls Love Potatoes
Addressing Erin Gloria Ryan directly, Sampaio also writes:
Dear Erin from Jezebel, I don’t hate myself! I was actually taught by my family to respect and love myself and indeed others! I feel sorry that you were not able to see beyond your own self-serving interest to sensationalise a story, by creating a negative spin on a positive message and making a foregone conclusion about a young ‘model’ you have never met before! Read on.
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A writer for San Francisco Magazine said this week that sources inside the company warned her that the company might monitor her rides. A Buzzfeed reporter wrote that when she attended a meeting with an Uber executive in New York, he was monitoring her arrival in one of the company’s cars. Add in an account by the author Peter Sims that his personal travel information was apparently shown on a wall at an Uber launch party, and the anecdotal evidence that the company has played fast and loose with its customers’ data is pretty compelling.
Big Daddy Is Watching You Uber Exec
With Anita Sarkeesian’s Reputation Under Assault, Sarah Lacy’s May Be Saved Due To Uber’s Dinner Gaffe AOC Anne’s Sensual Rebel Blog
Shailene Woodley Heats Up GQ
She is part sunlight, part rainbow, part child actor, part TED talk, part ICM agent. This is the Shailene Woodley who told a reporter she enjoys sunbathing naked to “give my vagina a little vitamin D.” People went nuts about that; it topped the lists of crazy shit that Shailene Woodley said that seemed to proliferate as 2014 went on.
Woodley uses the word ‘vagina’ a lot — which got us to wondering if the word is still banned on TV.