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    1. Four Questions This Founder Asks Himself After Interviewing Job Candidates

      Four Questions This Founder Asks Himself After Interviewing Job Candidates

      I was reminded of that the other day tossing a ball to my toddler (yes, him). He dove away from the ball after being bonked on the head one too many times, and something dawned on me: Everyone’s afraid of the ball, just at different speeds. As a startup founder, I’ve realized it’s much the same with the level of uncertainty people can handle–one key trait among several that I’m always looking for in job candidates.

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    2. 5 emerging female VCs you should know about

      5 emerging female VCs you should know about

      According to a report conducted by TechCrunch, only 7 percent of partners at top VC firms are women. While there is an apparent gender divide amongst male and female VCs, a new study shows that women are better investors than men. The big investment firm Fidelity found that female investors outperformed men by 0.4 percent in the past year. The firm also discovered that female investors outdid men last year when generating a return on their investments.

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    3. This bedsheets startup is the world’s fastest growing consumer of organic cotton

      This bedsheets startup is the world’s fastest growing consumer of organic cotton

      A year ago, we profiled a bedsheets startup called Boll & Branch , in a story called The Truth About Your Cotton Bedsheets Will Give You Nightmares . Founders Scott and Missy Tannen spent months understanding the cotton supply chain and realized that cotton is a dirty crop, one that requires lots of pesticides that end up polluting the groundwater, which sometimes poisons entire villages.

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      Mentions: New York India
    4. 6 Powerful Pitch Deck Tips To Get Seed Funding

      6 Powerful Pitch Deck Tips To Get Seed Funding

      Congratulations on having a great business idea. Extra congratulations if you’ve started the company and gotten some traction. Good job, you! Now all you need is some money to bring your startup vision to life. So…you start writing a pitch. You’ve generated solid research and big ideas – but now you have to distill and communicate your plan for investors to see the full potential. Enter: the pitch deck. Perhaps the most important powerpoint you’ll ever create: 10-20 slides of solid persuasion.

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    5. 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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    6. Pick your PR persona and run with it

      Pick your PR persona and run with it

      As an editor here at Fast Company’s Leadership section, I witness all kinds of entrepreneurial posturing every single day. Most founders–at least when they interact with the press–make a point of sounding enthused and confident, or humble and self-deprecating, or dead serious and mission-driven. Pick your PR persona and run with it. But it’s far more interesting to glimpse how leaders actually communicate with their teams behind the scenes.

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    7. This Startup CEO’s Email To His Team Is A Masterclass In Vulnerability

      This Startup CEO’s Email To His Team Is A Masterclass In Vulnerability

      As an editor here at Fast Company’s Leadership section, I witness all kinds of entrepreneurial posturing every single day. Most founders–at least when they interact with the press–make a point of sounding enthused and confident, or humble and self-deprecating, or dead serious and mission-driven. Pick your PR persona and run with it. But it’s far more interesting to glimpse how leaders actually communicate with their teams behind the scenes.

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    8. WeWork Raises $4.4 Billion From SoftBank

      WeWork Raises $4.4 Billion From SoftBank

      WeWork has raised $4.4 billion in funding from SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund, the office sharing startup announced Thursday. SoftBank is investing $3 billion in WeWork itself, and putting another $1.4 billion into three new WeWork subsidiaries -- WeWork China, WeWork Japan, and WeWork Pacific. As part of the investments, SoftBank will is naming two directors to WeWork's board: Ronald D. Fisher, a director of SoftBank Group; and Mark Schwartz, an external director of SoftBank Group.

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    9. This Startup Wants To Kill The “Mommy Track” Once And For All

      This Startup Wants To Kill The “Mommy Track” Once And For All

      Browsing the job board at Werk, a startup that promotes flexible work, can feel like visiting a utopian future. Looking for a job with minimal travel, because you have young kids at home? No problem, there are dozens listed here. Or perhaps you’d like to work from a remote location, at least one day per week? Companies including Deloitte and HBO would be happy to make that possible.

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      Mentions: HBO
    10. 5 Startups Set Up Shop Inside Morgan Stanley

      5 Startups Set Up Shop Inside Morgan Stanley

      When Brian Brackeen turned eight, his father gave him a computer — and explicit orders to skip the video games and start coding. The paternal foresight paid off. Brackeen, now the founder of Kairos, a startup that brings artificial intelligence to facial recognition, is looking to disrupt the security and marketing worlds with his new technology. But first, he has to navigate the investment world in search of capital to make his vision a reality.

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      Mentions: New York
    11. This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

      This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

      If there’s one thing we’ve been reminded of over the past few months in Silicon Valley, it is that chipping away at sexism depends on addressing the issue of diversity. What women entrepreneurs really need is more female investors—not a proliferation of tepid apologies on Medium. Enter XFactor Ventures, a pre-seed and seed stage fund launching today that seeks to invest $3 million into 30 female-led companies over the next couple of years.

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