Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Startup Fundraising is the Most Tangible Gender Gap. How Can We Overcome It?
While the gender gap in other areas of technology may have narrowed, the disparity has remained stagnant in the field of venture capital. This article by TechCrunch discusses the gap and the steps that women in startups, venture capital firms, and the field itself can take in order to break down the barriers to create a level playing field.
Consider the Camel: 3 Ways to Build a Resilient Business
Forget the unicorn, let’s talk about camels in the field of entrepreneurship. This Stamford Advocate article urges entrepreneurs to start thinking like camels by embracing a slow and steady pace, seeking to be strategic rather than relying on pure opportunity, and focusing on the company’s purpose to remain on course.
Founders From Hell, Funders From Hades: Being Funded In Kind & Getting Ghosted
Getting an investor for your startup can be exciting but what happens when they ghost you? This WeeTracker story delves into how a Nigerian health-tech startup received funding from a high net-worth individual who did not answer any emails, calls, or messages from the company.
What a Biden Presidency Will Mean for Your Workplace
As we enter into a new year and a new presidency, it’s time to consider how the change in the Oval Office may affect the workplace. This article by Inc.com discusses some of Biden’s plans, which include plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, put into place protections against sexual harassment, and make changes to the National Labor Relations Board.
Does My Company Own My Intellectual Property?
What happens when you create something at work or while using equipment provided by your company? This Business News Daily article breaks down different types of intellectual property and how the exact nature of that property is largely dependent on an agreement between the employee and the company, with most companies including a clause in which the employee assigns their rights to such property.