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How to build a diverse board

How to build a diverse board Ann Shepherd Contributor Ann Shepherd is co-founder of social impact venture Him For Her. She serves on the board of fintech startup HoneyBook. Over a recent dinner with twenty C-suite executives, one founder-CEO recounted how he was preparing a slide for a company all-hands with headshots […]

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Report: SoftBank is taking control of WeWork at an ~$8B valuation

Report: SoftBank is taking control of WeWork at an ~B valuation WeWork, once valued at $47 billion, will be worth as little as $7.5 billion on paper as SoftBank takes control of the struggling co-working business, CNBC reports. SoftBank, a long-time WeWork investor, plans to invest between $4 billion and $5 billion […]

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Pelion Venture Partners adds Jeff Kearl as a managing director, opens Southern California presence

Pelion Venture Partners adds Jeff Kearl as a managing director, opens Southern California presence The Salt Lake City-based Pelion Venture Partners is opening an outpost in Southern California and has added Jeff Kearl as a managing director to head up operations in the region. Kearl was the chief executive officer of Stance, […]

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Using AI to improve dentistry, VideaHealth gets a $5.4 million polish

Using AI to improve dentistry, VideaHealth gets a .4 million polish Florian Hillen, the chief executive officer of a new startup called VideaHealth, first started researching the problems with dentistry about three years ago. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard educated researcher had been doing research in machine learning and image […]

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Impossible Foods will debut in SoCal grocery stores on Friday as first step in phased national rollout

Impossible Foods will debut in SoCal grocery stores on Friday as first step in phased national rollout Congratulations Southern California Gelsons store shoppers, you’re getting Impossible Foods on your grocery shelves. The meatless ground meat substitute will be appearing in stores across the Southern California as the first step in a phased […]

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Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a story—based on unnamed sources—reporting the financial services firm had hired investment banks to go public on the […]

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Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns

Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns The Slovenian founders behind PredictLeads, another recent Y Combinator graduate, applied to the prestigious accelerator five times before they were admitted. Their business, which helps venture capital firms and sales teams identify high growth companies, i.e. potential investments and potential customers, had come […]

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Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

Through a new partnership and million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech For nearly fifteen years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Now, with $72 million in fresh funding at a nearly $1 […]

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Hello Heart raises $12 million for at-home monitoring and behavioral treatment for hypertension

Hello Heart raises million for at-home monitoring and behavioral treatment for hypertension Leveraging new remote sensing and monitoring technologies and the willingness of corporate insurance programs to provide more preventative treatment to reduce longterm costs, Hello Heart has raised $12 million in new financing to further develop its business. The money came […]

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Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments

Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments Jeff Ubersax knows yeast. The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company that was using fermentation to make biofuels back in the early days of the […]

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