Tag Archive: Grace Nasri

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    by Angie Chang

    Anne-Marie Slaughter Inspires Audience At WIE Symposium In NY

    Slaughter commended having ambition and drive, but cautioned women to be realistic about the fact that children take time to raise and that the preferences women have as they grow older will change over time.

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    The WIE Symposium in New York featured a range of high-profile speakers including Prof. Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton, who was the former director of policy planning for the US State Department. One of the highlights of the event was Saturday’s spotlight on Slaughter, who spoke largely about her now famous article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” published by The Atlantic.

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    by Angie Chang

    Girls Who Code Graduates First Inaugural Class In NYC

    Girls paired up to complete their final projects, from mobile apps to computer games.

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    The first inaugural class of Girls Who Code graduated last Thursday after the 8-week summer crash course in technology and computer science. From about 100 applicants, 20 girls from underserved high schools across New York were chosen to participate in the summer program supported by big-name backers

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    by Angie Chang

    Venture Capital Is A Great Place For Women – Give It A Chance

    Women VCs interviewed say despite the low numbers, the VC industry is a great place for women.

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    The facts: Women make up just 6% of chief executives at the leading 100 tech companies. Women are launching companies at a rate 1.5 times higher than the national average, but they receive less than 10% of venture funding. Women make up only 9% of board members of Silicon Valley companies. At the leading 25 VC firms, only 8% of the investment professionals are women.

    The opinions: The rationalizations as to why this is the case range from placing the onus on women for not majoring in quantitative fields and lacking the necessary skills needed to lead or invest

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Make Groups Smarter, But Gender Disparity Remains

    Why do women continue to be under represented in the growing tech industry?

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members.

    But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises,” was the finding of a study published by the Harvard Business Review.

    The finding begs the question: Why do women continue

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    by Angie Chang

    Silicon Valley Attracts Major Share Of VC Funding, But Silicon Alley Is Rising

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) Venture capital firms invested $28.4 billion into 3,673 deals last year, with the majority of deals going into the software and biotechnology industries. This year’s VC funding figures represent the third highest annual investment numbers in dollar terms of the past decade. The annual figures represent an increase of 22% in dollar terms and a 4% increase in terms of deals conducted as compared to figures from the year prior, according to The MoneyTree™ Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture

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    by Angie Chang

    What Startups And Where Venture Capitalists Have Funded In 2011

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    Venture capital funding hasn’t hit the peaks of early 2000 but is going strong, particularly in Silicon Valley and for software companies. Analysis of venture funding from a variety of data sources revealed some interesting facts about last quarter’s deal flow.

    Last quarter, venture capital firms invested $6.95 billion into 876 deals, averaging $7.9 million per deal, with the vast majority of funding funneling out of Silicon Valley in the form of expansion and later-stage investments in the software and biotech industries.