1. Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    These are tense times for foreigners who want to live and work in the U.S., due to President Trump’s aggressive remarks and stringent policies about immigration. But skilled immigrants who want to start companies in the U.S. are finding support in a group of venture capitalist investors who aim to ease their challenges. Such assistance can be crucial to immigrant entrepreneurs because the U.S.—unlike Canada, France, Singapore, and the U.K.—lacks a so-called startup visa.

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    1. As immigration issues pop up, we're seeing VCs answer the call and offer immigration counsel [to their portfolio companies].
    2. We think there's an overall thread between immigrant founders that's amazing, whether it's because of their work ethic, determination, grit, or hunger.
    3. Immigrants' rights in general are being reduced right now, so this whole issue is getting more attention.
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