The idea that university degrees don’t matter is a Silicon Valley fantasy
Unless you are born into a privileged, well-connected family with substantial capital, your undergraduate degree from a top university is the most powerful socioeconomic opportunity that exists.
Getting a seat at the VC table
We are witnessing the greatest paradigm shift in power since the advent of the venture capital industry.
Investors are still failing to back founders from diverse backgrounds
The large majority of venture dollars are invested in companies run by white men with a university degree, according to a new report by RateMyInvestor and Diversity VC. This new data reveals that des
YC grad The Lobby raises $1.2M to help job seekers break into Wall Street
The Lobby will use the funds to build out its finance job marketplace, which founder and CEO Deepak Chhugani says is like a "personalized Glassdoor."
Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school
CEOs of funded startups tend to be a well-educated bunch, at least when it comes to university degrees. Yes, it’s true college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates can still do well. But Cru
Where did venture capitalists go to college?
The educational backgrounds of VC investment professionals are in some ways surprisingly diverse, even if the population of investors generally isn’t. Still, there are some definite trends to suss o
The dinner that destroyed Gawker
This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the
Got degree envy? No worries, you can still make it big.
<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/harvard-library1-180x180.jpg" width="180" height="180" /> <em>An Ivy League degree may get you a job as an investment banker or VC, but it