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5 pointers to help you kill the one minute pitch

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This week’s wrap-up is all about perfecting your one minute elevator pitch. See what our previous startups have to say.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Great advice on presenting your one minute pitch.

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Women In Tech Through The Lens of LeWeb

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At the risk of not being invited back to LeWeb, something has to be said. I hate to be critical because overall the conference has hosted some truly inspirational speakers and sessions, and I have …

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Another tech conference that just can’t find women speakers, but what I enjoyed aoout this post is how irritated the men were about the moderator’s inappropriate comments about the ‘beauty’ of the women’s panel, per the tweets.   The shift is happening.  .    

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Tech firms are now hiring more women than men

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“Over the last 12 months, the tech industry added 60,000 jobs, and 36,000 — or 60% — of those positions went to women, according to the¬†Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Usually, men make up 70% to 80% of the new hires, but according to the BLS, the tide seems to have turned in the last year.Suddenly, tech firms are hiring more women than men.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Feel the Shift? ¬†60% of new hires in the tech industry in the past year are women–a whopping 36%!

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A VC: What I Have Learned From Kickstarter

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I suspect that Perry could have bootstrapped Kickstarter without VC and maybe he should have. But I am sure glad he did not, as we feel incredibly fortunate to be along for this ride. Networks and markets are slowly changing the global economy and the creative sector is at the forefront of these changes..

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Visionary Founder/CEO of Kickstarter moved to Chairman role after 5 years and 5 Million backers.  Kickstarter drew the roadmap for a new consumer-creater relationship. 

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ff Venture Capital Is First VC Fund To Raise Capital Under The JOBS Act

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ff Venture Capital is the first VC to Raise a fund under The JOBS Act:  “The ban on general solicitation…This hinders VCs from letting anyone know they are raising capital, and sharing their historical performance, infrastructure, and capabilities.  Thus, capital has flowed to players with brand, history, and lots of well-known companies on their website, not based on their actual returns. ” 

Trish Costello‘s insight:

The Venture Capital industry, as we have known it for the last 50+ years,  is forever changed by all aspects of crowdfunding, or as we see it, collaborative investing.    Look to the media industry to see an analog of the future.  The ‘best of the best’ will always be successful, but the traditional Venture capital firm will be but one option to finance entrepreneurs.  

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Monisha Perkash: I Experienced It First-Hand

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 Monisha Perkash, co-founder and CEO OF LUMO Body Tech Inc. writes in the WSJ: As a woman founder, I work with my two male co-founders to try and level the playing field by finding talent from a pool that extends beyond the “typical” startup jockeys..

Trish Costello‘s insight:

@Mperkash writes about gender bias experiences that ‘wear on the psyche’ in the WSJ.  So many of us have been there, yet I’m radically optimistic that the times they are rapidly a-changin’ !  

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Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

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Venture capitalists invest approximately $20 billion a year into U.S. companies. Where does the money go? This infographic has the answers.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

I have a soft spot for great infographics and this one effectively shows where VC’s are putting their money to work, by stage, industry and geography. @Portfolia1

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