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Fred Wilson: Venture capital as we know it will cease to exist

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Over a year ago, Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson said something that sounded a bit odd: He didn’t believe the venture capitalist business was sustainable in its current iteration. At the …

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Listen to Fred Wilson’s take on the disruption of the VC industry that will come about by individuals combining their money to fund start-ups.  Portfolia, launching in August, is just such a micro-investment platform.  It lets consumers become shareholders as they back teams and products they believe in –then engage their networks to make them successful.   Companies gain both money and markets as their backers focus their social networks and combined buying power to capture the markets.  We know how to do this!

 

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Millennials Want to Donate to Charities, Save the World. Really

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Crowdfunding is becoming an effective tool for raising money for charities, especially among millennials. Believe it.

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Charitable crowdfunding site, Fundly, has raised more than $305 million since its launch, mostly from millennials.  This is the emerging face of philanthropy.

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What’s It Like to Be the Only Man at a Female-Led Startup? (Hint: It’s Pretty Awesome)

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Mohith Julapalli answers all the usual questions he’s asked about working at fashion startup Boutiika with a bunch of women. By Mohith Julapalli (Co-founder

Trish Costello‘s insight:

I love this article by the male CTO in a mostly women-led and women-focused company.  Brilliantly articulates what women leaders bring to the table in a light-hearted way.  I especially like this section, "Yes, every person in our company has a healthy ego.  But no, their egos (miraculously) don’t appear to block their listening capabilities."    

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GEDI Women’s Entrepreneurship Index

The Gender GEDI – measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific Index utilizes GEDI’s unique framework, methodology, and global approach in order to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of entrepreneurial development.


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Graduates drawn to start-ups – The Boston Globe

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New grads Emily Breslow and Alana Pradhan chose a start-up rather than corporate route.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Trish Costello’s insight:

Gen Y continues to jump into the start-up world, by both design and necessity.  The results may pay dividends for generations.  Research shows that the younger a person gets into entrepreneurship the more likely is their success over time.  Makes sense from Gladwell’s 10,000 hours needed for mastery.  And young people have little too lose without many of the responsibilities that come as life goes on

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Graduates drawn to start-ups – The Boston Globe

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New grads Emily Breslow and Alana Pradhan chose a start-up rather than corporate route.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Gen Y continues to jump into the start-up world, by both design and necessity.  The results may pay dividends for generations.  Research shows that the younger a person gets into entrepreneurship the more likely is their success over time.  Makes sense from Gladwell’s 10,000 hours needed for mastery.  And young people have little too lose without many of the responsibilities that come as life goes on.  

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In the Latest Move to Revamp Yahoo’s Culture, Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

With her policies under scrutiny, the Yahoo CEO follows her ban on telecommuting with new perks for new parents.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Marissa doubles the paid time off for new Moms giving birth to 16 weeks and provides paid paternity leave of 8 weeks for the first time.  I’ve talked with a number of former Yahoos over the past few months, including many women, who backed her decision to tighten up the commitment of off-site workers, many of whom had abused the opportunity, not even signing in to their system for days.  It looks like she’s ridding the company of ‘dead wood’ then providing a premium environment for those she wants to keep.  It’s a solid strategy…. 

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