(Video) Why Your Startup Team Needs Diversity — in Race, Financial Background and Gender

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By Jolie O'Dell (Writer, VentureBeat) The shopworn adage “It takes all kinds of people to make a world” is never more controversial than when applied to technology startups.

“It takes all kinds of people to make a product” is much less accepted; diversity often gets short shrift when meritocracy is a supposed ideal and both time and funding are short.

However, having diversity of all kinds on a startup team can actually end up saving time and money. In this interview, Julia Hu, founder of Lark, explains exactly how and why founders should go out and consciously create diverse teams.

Lest you think she’s telling tales out of school, Hu herself has some big announcements this morning.

Lark, the “silent un-alarm clock” she’s spent the past couple years working on, is going international at Apple stores in China and the EU.

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