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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Heidi Roizen of DFJ (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Apr 30th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Heidi Roizen, DFJ was recorded in March 2016. 

Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner at DFJ, discusses her important article, “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing,” and imparts crucial lessons to entrepreneurs on how to look at terms in a venture financing situation.

Sramana Mitra: We have been living in world of unicorn mania. We have tried to put some perspective on this issue. There are good sides to the unicorn mania. There are bad sides to the unicorn mania. Let’s start with one

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Diversity in Tech: How can the innovators crack this code?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 11th 2018

By Guest Author Anita M. Sands

A few months ago, I spoke about culture and microbehaviors at a tech company’s conference in San Francisco. To illustrate what “microbehaviors” are and how they can cause a feeling of exclusion, I described the difficulty I often have as an Irish person—unschooled in American sports—contending with the baseball metaphors my colleagues use all the time. >>>

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392nd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Patricia Nakache, Trinity Ventures

Posted on Thursday, Apr 5th 2018

Patricia Nakache, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, discusses the firm’s investment thesis and some issues encountered by women in technology.

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392nd Roundtable Recording On March 29, 2018: With Patricia Nakache, Trinity Ventures

Posted on Friday, Mar 30th 2018

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

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Roundtable Recap: March 29 – Hairy Issues for Women in Technology

Posted on Thursday, Mar 29th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Patricia Nakache, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, discuss the firm’s investment thesis. The discussion included issues about women in technology.

Lucid Vascular
As for the entrepreneur pitch, Prashant Chopra from Foster City, CA, pitched Lucid Vascular, a medical imaging technology using Augmented Reality that I found fascinating.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Gender Equality IS a Man’s Business: But it’s a woman’s work to influence participation

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 28th 2018

By Guest Author Anita M. Sands

Twenty-three years ago, I embarked upon my professional life as a physics student in Belfast. This foray into adulthood included two immediate discoveries: my commencing class was only 10% female, and I was to be taught almost exclusively by male professors. Needless to say, it became obvious that doing well would mean not only mastering the intricacies of quantum mechanics but also dealing with some fundamental laws of nature: getting along with the guys. >>>

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A Legacy Worth Leaving: Dropping Old Thinking Key to More Women on Boards

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 27th 2018

By Guest Author Anita M. Sands

When contemplating the challenges of gender diversity and board refreshment, I often recall George Bernard Shaw’s words: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” >>>

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Anita M. Sands

Posted on Monday, Mar 26th 2018

Dr. Anita Sands is a global technology and business leader, public speaker, and advocate for the advancement of women. She currently serves on the board of three Silicon Valley public companies – Symantec Corporation, Service Now, and Pure Storage, and is a board director at private companies ThoughtWorks and AppBus. She is also an active advisory board member at Docusign, Accompany, and Box. >>>

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212th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Christina Brodbeck, Rivet Ventures

Posted on Sunday, Mar 11th 2018

Christina Brodbeck, Founding Partner at Rivet Ventures, talks about the firm’s investment thesis of funding companies that target the female demographic in its purchase decision cycle. Very interesting and under-served market.

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A Conversation About Sexual Harassment with Janine Yancey, CEO of Emtrain (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Feb 19th 2018

Janine has built a $5M a year bootstrapped business in the realm of legal training for employment and workplace issues. A core part of her expertise is in sexual harassment and related concerns that are currently hot topics in the industry. This is a must-read interview for those following the discussion in the media.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of background?

Janine Yancey: I’m from Los Angeles, but then I was educated in Berkeley and then at Hastings College of Law, which is in >>>

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