Governments should invest in their diaspora founders

Many governments that are not major tech hubs (i.e., most countries excluding the U.S., China, Israel and India) should stop restricting themselves to supporting locally domiciled VC funds.

Diaspora Ventures wants to invest in French founders with a global mindset

Meet Diaspora Ventures, a new VC fund based in the U.S. founded by two partners who grew up in France but have been in the U.S. for more than a decade — Ilan Abehassera (pictured above, right) and C

Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Passes Away At 22

Late last night, word began to spread around the tech community that one of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/diaspora/">Diaspora</a>'s four co-founders, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/zhitomi

Diaspora Passing The Hat Again

It's been over a year since <a href="http://diasporafoundation.org/">Diaspora</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/06/02/diaspora-project/">raised over $200,000</a> towards the creation of an

Facebook Just Landed $1.5B; Open Source Alternative Struggles To Raise $10,000

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/appleseed.png" class="shot2" /> Facebook just raised <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/01/21/facebook-raises-1-5-billion-at-50-billio

Social Networking: The Future

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/social-networks_-future.jpg"> <em><strong>Editor's note</strong>: This is the third of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist <a hre

Four Facebook Alternative Alternatives

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/open-source.jpg" class="shot2" /> Now that <a href="https://joindiaspora.com/">Diaspora</a>, which is building an open-source distributed soc

Want An iPod Nano Watch? So Does Everyone. Idea Poised To Be New Kickstarter King

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-248062" title="iw" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/iw.png" alt="" />We've talked a lot about <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/">Diasp

Facebook Alternative Diaspora Launches Their Private Alpha With Some Bet Hedging

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-247539" title="Screen shot 2010-11-23 at 10.44.25 AM" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/screen-shot-2010-11-23-at-10-44-25-am.png" alt="" /

With Two Days Left In October, Diaspora Pushes Public Alpha To Thanksgiving

<a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-238112" title="diaspora+logo" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/diasporalogo.png" alt="" />Project D

Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed: Sparse, But Clean; Source Code Released

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-219869" title="aaa" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/aaa2.png" alt="" />A <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/2010/09/15/developer-release

Diaspora Clarifies: Open Source On September 15, Consumer Alpha In October

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-213783" title="3" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/39.png" alt="" />A few days ago, we noted that <a href="http://joindiaspora.com">Diaspo

Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling Open-Source Facebook Alternative

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-212696" title="Screen shot 2010-08-26 at 5.15.42 PM" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/screen-shot-2010-08-26-at-5-15-42-pm.png" alt="" />R

Diaspora Reports Progress In Its Quest To Build An Open Facebook Alternative

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/diaspora.png" class="shot2" /> It's been exactly one month after <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/">Diaspora</a>, which aims to become an

Diaspora's Final Tally: $200,000 From Nearly 6,500 Backers

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-185970" title="a" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/a.png" alt="" />When <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/">Diaspora</a> set out to rai

OneSocialWeb: We're Ahead Of Diaspora In The Creation Of An 'Open Facebook'

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/onesocialweb.png" class="shot2" /> For all the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/05/12/diaspora-open-facebook-project/">attention</a>

Diaspora, The Open Facebook Alternative, Soars Past $50,000 In Micro-Funding [Update: Now Past $100,000]

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-180066" title="d" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/d.jpg" alt="" />Whenever a service rises to popularity, an "open" alternative is usuall