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Chapter 5

Superheroes and superjerks: the role of the venture capitalists

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Chang, E. (2018). Chapter 5. In Chang, E. Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley. Portfolio Penguin, pp. 135-176

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[...] because most venture capitalists are men, they are likely to be more passionate about ideas that appeal to, well, men. When Lake was raising her seed round, she noticed that a fair number of little league coaching apps were getting funded. "I'm like, how big of a business is that? Seriously, a T-ball league? But your target audience is these VCs who manage their son's T-ball league," Lake says. [...]

amazing

—p.157 by Emily Chang 16 hours, 34 minutes ago

[...] because most venture capitalists are men, they are likely to be more passionate about ideas that appeal to, well, men. When Lake was raising her seed round, she noticed that a fair number of little league coaching apps were getting funded. "I'm like, how big of a business is that? Seriously, a T-ball league? But your target audience is these VCs who manage their son's T-ball league," Lake says. [...]

amazing

—p.157 by Emily Chang 16 hours, 34 minutes ago
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[...] Binary Capital said the allegations were "false" and that while The Information had "found a few examples which show that Justin has in the past occasionally dated or flirted with women he met in a professional capacity, let's be clear: there is no evidence that Justin did anything illegal and there is no evidence that any of his investing decisions were affected by his social interests."

on Justin Caldbeck. note the immediate need to bring up legality

—p.162 by Emily Chang 16 hours, 28 minutes ago

[...] Binary Capital said the allegations were "false" and that while The Information had "found a few examples which show that Justin has in the past occasionally dated or flirted with women he met in a professional capacity, let's be clear: there is no evidence that Justin did anything illegal and there is no evidence that any of his investing decisions were affected by his social interests."

on Justin Caldbeck. note the immediate need to bring up legality

—p.162 by Emily Chang 16 hours, 28 minutes ago