Debunking the myths of why venture investors don’t fund diverse startups
Without transparency, it’s difficult to determine exactly how disproportionate venture funding to women and people of color truly is.
How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic
Having a substantial part of our fellow citizens outside the digital environment is a recipe for continued racial injustice, social conflict, economic deprivation and political division.
Writer Anand Giridharadas on tech’s billionaires: ‘Are they even on the same team as us?’
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, America’s roughly 640 billionaires have seen their fortunes soar by $845 billion in combined assets or 29% collectively, widening the already yawning
Silicon Valley’s inequality machine: a conversation with Anand Giridharadas
Editor’s Note: Technology, startups, entrepreneurship, unicorns, S-1s. Silicon Valley has created an economic engine unlike any other in the world over the past few decades. That success has come wi
The Chasing Grace Project chronicles the joys and challenges of being a woman in tech
It’s Equal Pay Day today, marking the date women had to work full-time this year to match what men made working full-time last year. The actual date is mostly symbolic, and while it’s been
Is technology contributing to increased inequality?
As global poverty continues to decline, another issue emerges: According to the World Economic Forum, rising income inequality and the polarization of societies pose a risk to the global economy, and
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on the key to equality
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took the stage at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing today to talk about diversity and equality. This comes just weeks after Salesforce brought on board To
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Calls Technology A “Scapegoat” For Inequality
Early Facebook investor and noted Silicon Valley libertarian Peter Thiel thinks that too many Americans have mistakenly blamed technology for rising inequality. "Technology is an easy scapegoat," he a
VCs On Inequality, Unemployment, And Our Uncertain Future
The Great Bifurcation is underway. The American economy is polarizing between the minority rich and the majority poor; technology is a major cause of this; and the rest of the world will soon follow,
It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us
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