• Silicon Valley can't handle hard conversations - and it's hurting entrepreneurs

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    There's a growing lack of transparency in Silicon Valley boardrooms, and startup founders report that they're deprived of mentorship.
    Founders report that investors are often unable to engage in difficult conversations.
    Last year, the amount of available venture capital within the US swelled to a staggering $71.9 billion - the second largest amount of available venture capital since the previous record of $76.8 billion in 2015. While this influx of new funding is making it easier for entrepreneurs to kick start their companies, it's presenting a new set of problems of its own.
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  • A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 in funding explains the ‘secret sauce' to success

    A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 in funding explains the ‘secret sauce' to success

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Silicon Valley's startup scene is highly competitive, with more than 33,000 existing startups and new ones sprouting up daily.
    Arvind Gupta is the founder of a fast-growing biotech incubator that funded meat alternative startup Memphis Meats, which is now backed by Bill Gates and Richard Branson.
    Gupta's accelerator IndieBio gives startups $250,000 in seed funding as part of a 4-month incubation program. He looks for three main traits in a startup before he commits.
    Arvind Gupta, the founder of a fast-growing Silicon Valley biotech incubator called IndieBio , couldn't care less about a...
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