One founder argues that the government should remove the lucrative carried interest tax loophole from any venture firms that do not fund women’s businesses proportionate to men’s.
While the entrepreneurs I meet are vibrant, open-minded and diverse, it often feels like a 1969 office scene when you visit a venture capitalist in their native environment.
Founder Friday launches in Boston this September 28!
By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)
Sarah McIlroy is an entrepreneur based near Boston (specifically Salem, MA) who launched FashionPlaytes over three years ago. FashionPlaytes’s first product enabled girls to design clothing through FashionPlaytes’s online tools and then purchase and receive the customized garments.
She has raised over $5 million in venture capital for the business, after leaving a steady job and having a house full with three children.
I interviewed her