Since my departure from venture, lots of junior folks have reached out to me asking how to get in to the VC world. There are indeed VC firms out there hiring, but I’d hardly say there’s a formula to get that first venture job. Venture capital is becoming a career that lots of young people seek out. I […]
Let’s start with a few Truths Silicon Valley is not a meritocracy. Many talented individuals will never get a first interview. You need persistence, hustle, and connections. Want to get ahead in this industry? Keep reading. Working for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, Linkedin or Facebook is not the same as working for a startup. While that experience […]
Let’s put our money where our mouth is. One big reason that tech conferences are not more diverse is because of economic reasons – let’s put our money toward mitigating that issue (This is surely not the only reason, but reducing the economic barriers is a great start!). So what can we (tech industry) do to […]
THE LIST: http://bit.ly/divcrowdsource Those of us working on diversifying an industry understand this phenomenon: the issue you’re fighting against is first, ignorance. What makes this ignorance even more critical to confront in the time we live in is the rapid-fire response of social media. You’re constrained by the medium to make a comment, and inevitably, context […]
*This blog is strictly my opinion, and not representative of the stance of my employer.* Investors in Silicon Valley have been getting heat lately about not having diversity in the founders of their portfolio– and in my opinion, rightfully so. We’ve heard it before: Most people who get funded are Caucasian young men, 19-30 years […]
Hello World – this the beginning of a series of musings, clippings, and commentary. I’ll write on a series of topics ranging from tech policy, to diversity, to investment, to social justice. Hope you enjoy it!