Aminatou Sow, the founder of Tech LadyMafia, a group that increases visibility and opportunities for women in tech, recently called out Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen for blocking female entrepreneurs on Twitter.
Her post on Medium, which is an open letter to Andreessen, reveals a startling and sexist trend that has long plagued the tech scene — talented and capable women are often ignored and ostracized in the work place.
What is it like to attend an event where all the world’s “top young entrepreneurs” gather to mingle and costs over $1,000 to attend? We braved the sweltering L.A. heat to find out at the annual Kairos Summit in Hollywood this week.
Tickets for the event, which were reportedly sold out, cost $1,300. Around 600 people attended this year. Of course, as a publication that draws millions of readers a month, we got in for free with media passes.
Finding an affordable place to rent in Manhattan is basically a laughable fantasy, unless you’re this blacklisted guy, then it’s just a nightmare.
But maybe, just maybe, you might be that one lucky person who a benevolent billionaire lets stay in their luxurious high-rise apartment while they are off traveling the world for months on end. It never hurts to ask, right?
Bill Maris, managing partner and president of Google’s investment fund, Google Ventures, seems pretty sure of some amazing things, like curing cancer and living to be 500. Maris told Bloomberg:
“If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes.”
The scariest investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” has an equally menacing way of dealing with the people he’s competing with — he wines and dines them.
In an article on Medium, Zolty went full-on stalker status and found Jason Calacanis’ and Tim Ferriss’ personal contact through old blog posts and website listings.
Another TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco has come and gone, and the results of the pitch competition have been decided. 26 companies, plus two Audience Choice winners, pitched their hearts out trying to impress the tech gods/ investors that made up the panel. This year’s winner of the $50,000 grand prize: butler service/app Alfred.