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Etsy recently saw its CEO and CTO ousted after a disappointing earnings report. Layoffs followed. No doubt, it’s a rocky time for the Dumbo company. A feature in Bloomberg Businessweek lays out one possible reason why: the company’s social good ambitions, such as its recent green-building certification, aren’t impressive to investors who are looking to maximize profit above all.
As 1776NY prepares to move into its new digs this fall, it’s launching a new program squarely focused on female founders. The incubator has partnered with the Kate Spade Foundation to create the Women’s Entrepreneurship Lab. The announcement comes on the heels of its Women’s Demo Day in March, in which it observed International Women’s Day. The fellowship continues that trend of support with ongoing resources for selected applicants.
On Friday afternoon, Paul Graham, a founder of the Silicon Valley investment firm and startup “accelerator” Y Combinator, took to his Web site to defend himself against recent accusations that he is biased against female founders of tech companies.