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The most exclusive boys' club: America's largest startups — It's no secret that the Fortune 500 is led mostly by men. Only 25 Fortune 500 companies have a woman as CEO, and 23 had all-male corporate boards when Fortune conducted an analysis earlier this year. But according to a new analysis by Fortune, America's largest and most powerful private companies might be the most exclusive boys' club of all.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech — Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Something GUD brings the farmers' market to your door — The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here . Name: Something Gud One-Line Pitch: Something GUD delivers responsibly-produced, local food right to your doorstep.

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign — Posted: This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter. Hosted on Indiegogo, the campaign's aim was to raise $1,000 in two weeks to donate 50 bags of dog and cat food to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society, located near our hometown, in time for Christmas.

Christmas Dinner for Puppies and Kitties

Gender Issues Arise at Dublin's Web Summit — For many in the technology sector, it's become painstakingly obvious that the industry's gender gap is a big problem. Yet, at Web Summit this week, one of Europe's largest tech conferences, the issue was still up for debate.

Boston Microcosm Emerges at Dublin’s Web Summit — A gaggle of technology entrepreneurs, students, and investors made their way from Boston to Dublin last week to take part in one of Europe's largest technology conferences, the Web Summit. Among 20,000 attendees and a roster of distinguished speakers, Boston's finest shined bright at the event, showcasing the vast breadth of expertise this city fosters.

Hot dating apps urging more VCs to swipe right — Fast-growing Tinder is helping to make "swipe right" part of the dating lexicon. But it's venture capitalists who are giving online dating apps their confirmation. Affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal analyzed the sector and found more than a dozenmobile apps and social sites, dedicated to helping people find a date, that have cropped up in recent years, having collectively raised about $70 million.

KPCB and Google Ventures leads $120 mln round for Slack — Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures have led a $120 million funding round for San Francisco-based messaging and search platform Slack. Other investors included Yammer founder and former PayPal COO David Sacks. According to Slack, this current capital infusion puts the company at a post-funding valuation of $1.12 billion.

peHUB First Read — Omega to buy Aviv in all-stock deal valued at $3 billion. World Bank pledges $100 million to send health workers to Ebola-hit countries. Apollo Global assets up 45.4% for year; income drops significantly. Hella raises $350 million ahead of IPO. German automotive supplier to list next month Big banks brace for penalties in probes.
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