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10 women, 10 different paths to starting a business

Women are answering the call of entrepreneurship — in the U.S., women started an average of 1,817 businesses per day in 2019. But what does that look like, really, to a woman aspiring to found a company? Current research like this is helpful in proving that she’s not alone in pursuing this goal, but it doesn’t tell …

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The Importance of Seeing People That Look Like Us in the Places We Aspire To

We launched the ability to filter trails on OwnTrail this week, and while filtering on a website doesn’t seem too newsworthy at first glance, what it means in the larger picture is a big deal. This functionality is a step towards helping womxn see people who look like them in the places they aspire to. Representation doesn’t …

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Fundraising in Crisis: Advice from Founder to Investor

There have been a lot of perspectives shared by VCs about managing startups during the age of Coronavirus, from Sequoia’s Black Swan warning to Haystack’s advice for fundraising during a pandemic. As a first-time founder experiencing a rather jarring beginning to entrepreneurship due to the sudden state of the world, these perspectives have been really insightful and appreciated. …

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