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16 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Startups founded by women are doing way better than ones founded by men, says top firm First Round Capital

Female founders are overshadowing their male peers, according to a report on Wednesday by First Round Capital, a venture capital firm that provides seed funding to startups. The firm has invested in notable startups like Wanelo, Square, Warby Parker, Refinery29 and most famously, Uber, but counted the ride-hailing service as an outlier in its analysis.  After examing a decade's worth of data from 300 ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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The guy who once wrote a profanity-filled email so he would NOT get funded just raised $7 million

Most people write VCs to pitch an idea and get funded. But Autopilot CEO Mike Sharkey had the exact opposite in mind when he wrote VCs before getting seed funded: turn me down. Why? Sharkey, an Australian native, was applying for government funding at the time, but one of the qualifications was you had to fail to raise private funding ...

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JUL 29, 2015 - Business Insider

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The Dutch startup that's building a high-end eBay for collectors just raised $82 million in funding

Dutch startup Catawiki has raised a huge Series C round of funding: $82 million in investment from Lead Edge Capital, as well as existing investors Accel and Project A Ventures. Catawiki isn't a normal auction website like eBay. Instead, it's geared towards collectors who are looking to sell unique or collectible items online. The company was started in 2008 by comic ...

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JUL 29, 2015 - TeckCocktail.com

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Women Founders Outperform Men and 9 Other Industry Insights from First Round Capital

According to First Round Capital, a top venture capital firm located in Philadelphia, PA, women founders outperform men. In a report published by the firm yesterday, First Round Capital revealed the finding as one of ten major insights it has learned over the past...

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JUL 29, 2015 - Wall Street Journal

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First Round Capital Measures Its Startup Success, Minus Uber

Here’s the dream startup founder: it’s a she, and she’s young, Ivy League-educated, an alum of a top tech company, and has a co-founder.

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