Raising money is catastrophically challenging for female founders

I worry we’re at risk of conflating technological growth for the social progress we really need. Women are still behind. Why?

TechCrunch+ roundup: Allocating equity, unicorn traffic jam, blockchain gaming survey

We'll be off on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Dear Sophie: Do we need a visa to explore the US market?

While sightseeing in the U.S., we’d like to explore the feasibility of expanding our business in there. Do we need to get a special visa to do that?

Tupu.io wants to help women thrive in tech jobs through mentorship

Monica Sarbu, co-founder and CEO at Xata.io, has more than 15 years of experience working at tech companies. She never had a mentor to help her navigate her way inside the organizations where she work

How to upgrade your DEI metrics to influence change

Let’s make 2022 not only a year when we measure diversity outcomes — let’s actually advance them.

Dear Sophie: With the H-1B lottery looming, how should we approach overseas hiring?

We’re an early-stage startup struggling to recruit. We received some applications from international talent. This is all new territory for us. What’s your advice for hiring internationally?

Connecting the dots on diversity in cybersecurity recruitment

To tackle the cybersecurity skills shortage, we need to recruit from a wider, more diverse talent pool.

Dear Sophie: Will the H-1B lottery be based on the highest wages?

I’m currently working on OPT for an early-stage biotech startup. I heard that the next lottery will not select H-1B candidates based on the highest salaries paid. What else should I know?

Founders First Capital Partners brings a different approach to diversity investing

Kim Folsom came up through the engineering ranks in the 80s and 90s before founding the first of six companies, three of which successfully exited. Today, she is the founder and CEO at Founders First

What 7 combined decades in tech taught us about perseverance and reinvention

At a time when the tech workforce has a dire need for more skilled individuals — especially women — now is the time to enlist and empower this motivated group.

Accessibility awareness is on the rise, but is it turning into action?

Are organizations finally getting the message on the importance of accessibility?

Tech companies: Stop conflating privilege with potential

Socioeconomic status must be part of the “diversity” conversation –– it is underreported and underdiscussed.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Ahrefs’ homepage, digital health trends, 2022 marketing predictions

As we get closer to the end of the year, we’re running more stories that look back at topics we examined in depth over the last several months, and several that offer well-informed predictions for t

Dear Sophie: What’s allowed between a K-1 visa and a green card?

My fiancée is in the U.S. on a K visa. We’re thinking about eloping to Vegas so we can get started on her green card application before a big wedding in her hometown in the spring. Is that allowed?

Dear Sophie: How to maneuver the latest travel bans, H-1B alternatives

Here's another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies.

Dear Sophie: 2 questions about resuming consular appointments

I sponsored my fiancé for a K-1 visa right before the pandemic, but he hasn’t been able to get a visa. Now that travel restrictions to the U.S. have been lifted, what’s the status of visa intervi

The peculiar investment management industry

Asset management is a highly unusual and somewhat baffling industry. Here are six main examples of just how peculiar this industry is.

European tech booms, but Southern Europe and founder diversity still lagging

Europe is “solidifying its place as a global tech power,” according to Atomico’s annual State of European Tech 2021 report, research which has become an annual fixture of the European tech scene

Kenya’s Pariti raises $2.85M led by Harlem Capital to develop startup ecosystems in emerging markets

Pariti, the Kenya-based community-led marketplace building the digital infrastructure for startup ecosystems in emerging markets, has raised $2.85 million seed, the company confirmed to TechCrunch tod

Use radical objectivity to create and retain an inclusive workforce

James Nash Contributor Share on Twitter James Nash is CEO and founder of inbeta, a tech-enabled talent specialist using data, social listening and human science to help corporations overcome bias. Tod
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