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The Gender Gap in Corporate Venture Capital

This week, we released the 2019 Women in Venture Report – a project we’ve undertaken with Female Funders to understand the state of gender diversity in early-stage funding. This year we looked not only at independent venture capital firms, but also at corporate venture groups. Why? Because corporate venture is playing an increasingly more important role in our overall […]

Lessons from Intrapreneurs at Allstate

This week, we’re highlighting the people in our network who are doing interesting work in insurance. Read our interview with Jack Redding, Technical Delivery Lead at Allstate and VP of Intrapreneurs at Allstate Employee Resource Group, and check out our new Crisis Manifesto: How insurance will change post-COVID report, here. I work at Allstate in the […]

Facing Your Fears: 4 Research Tips for Talking to Strangers

“Get out of the building.” Steve Blank’s plea to founders has become such a regularly used phrase, it risks being reduced to the stuff of motivational posters. Someone’s even printed it on a T-Shirt. So why are we still so bad at doing it? From entrepreneurs to new ventures teams, we see it time and time […]

5 ways accelerator leaders can drive more meaningful startup mentorship

For founders, having a good mentor can be the difference between success and failure. And yet mentorship is one of the most challenging things to get right about any accelerator program. Building a lousy mentorship program is worse than building no program at all. Our founding partner Marcus Daniels has a thing or two to say about the […]