1. Articles in category: Start-ups

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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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    7. The Tech Industry’s Missed Opportunity: Funding Black Women Founders

      The Tech Industry’s Missed Opportunity: Funding Black Women Founders

      Black women are the most educated group in the nation, and black women are the highest percentage of any group enrolled in college, as per the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 60% of black women are active in the labor market, but are grossly underpaid (Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is on August 1 this year). They are also the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country.

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    8. The Woman Turning South LA into Startup Land

      The Woman Turning South LA into Startup Land

      Cassie Betts started her career as a fashion designer. When she saw firsthand how outdated the technologies used for designing and manufacturing clothing were, she decided to take action. In 2013, she founded District2.Co, a technology company that streamlines the manufacturing process by connecting brands and designers with factories. More recently, Cassie founded MISLA (Made In South LA), an urban economic accelerator, to bring stimulus to her hometown community.

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