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Europe’s inaugural Women in VC Summit the first step in a long climb toward equity

Some of the most prominent women in venture capital descended upon Paris this week for the first-ever Women in VC Summit: Europe.

Conservative capitalists are funding their vision of the future

Thiel Capital’s recent investment in a women's health startup is symbolic, perhaps, of what more could come.

8 investors discuss what’s ahead for reproductive health startups in a post-Roe world

How is venture tackling women's health challenges after the overturning of Roe? We surveyed eight investors to find out.

8 VCs discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade, venture and the midterm elections

As the midterm elections approach, eight investors air their thoughts on what lies ahead for reproductive health startups.

Fintech app Portabl raises $2.5M to help consumers securely store financial data

It provides identity management and protection for financial services, banking and consumer apps.

Delving into YC’s diversity data following a category shakeup

It’s possible, given that some Black and Latinx founders may identify as multiracial, that the new category contributed to a drop in monoracial demographic categories.

JusticeText raises $2.2M to increase transparency in criminal evidence-gathering

The company currently works with 50 public defender agencies and has around 60 clients who are private criminal defense attorneys.

Trans founders to VCs: ‘Cut me a check’

This is a pressing time to support trans founders and their products as the community faces continuous targeted persecution from state legislation and federal court decisions.

How gender-affirming healthcare startups are navigating legal miasma

Better late than never: It’s a critical time for the startup and venture communities to support trans founders.

A look at progress toward venture equity this Women’s Equality Day

Progress in the amount of venture capital funding raised by companies by all-women teams has been slow and daunting, if steady.

Ron DeSantis’ proposed ban on ESG investments would be another blow for diverse fund managers

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' proposal comes as founders and investors have called on limited partners, like pension funds, to be held more accountable for where their money goes.

Black Girls Code’s developing story offers a complicated look at lots of different things

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

3 views: Thoughts on Flow

Neumann and Andreessen are trying to privatize the neighborhood. Here’s why we think that’s not such a great idea.

What happens when a Black founder is ousted?

Defending an ousted Black founder is not a denial of the wrong, but an ask for empathy in the quest to get it right.

Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant has been fired by her board

Kimberly Bryant is officially out from Black Girls Code, eight months after being indefinitely suspended from the organization that she founded. In a statement provided to TechCrunch, a Black Girls Co

How a16z’s investment into Adam Neumann further solidifies the ‘concrete ceiling’

The Neumann announcement reminded many founders that one cannot out-educate, out-network and out-assimilate the systemic barriers designed to discriminate against them.

Serena Williams’ next act in venture capital is essential in this moment

When Serena Williams steps from away tennis, she’ll be walking into an arena as white as the one she just left.

TechCrunch staff asks: What’s really the best Taylor Swift song?

Which Taylor tune is really the best? After realizing how many of us scribblers had an opinion on the matter, we decided to make our case in a public manner.

The Silicon Peach is still ripe: Atlanta’s venture ecosystem stands strong

TechCrunch conducted a city vibe check with those in the Atlanta area to see how the ecosystem is faring. The verdict? The Silicon Peach is doing just fine

SaaS startup Stimulus closes oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round

Her product is a hit with investors, the most notable of which include Morgan Stanley, The BFM Fund and Northwestern Mutual Futures Ventures.
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