Ivy League

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