The more the venture capital industry changes, the more it stays the same. Or so it seems when examining the demographic composition of U.S. venture capitalists, specifically gender and race. A new survey of venture capitalists shows little has changed in the area of diversity since the first poll was conducted three years ago by the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource.
Younger investment professionals are more likely to be female, Asian or non-U.S.-born than older ones, though overall the industry is still dominated by white males, a new survey finds. The results also show that women are not finding a path from C-level jobs to top venture-capital positions.
By Scott Austin Ever heard the one about the merger of two venture-backed companies? It's like leaning two drunks together, hoping they'll stand. That was a common quip uttered by VCs during the tech bust, when venture capitalists looked for ways to merge two venture-backed companies that couldn't necessarily survive on their own but could dominate a particular market when combined.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Fidelity, BlackRock and other giants cut value of their stakes at faster pace, make fewer new investments Mutual funds that helped fuel the technology boom are cutting the value of their startup investments at an accelerating pace and are making fewer new investments.
Marissa Mayer's biggest acquisition as Yahoo Inc. chief executive is looking more and more like one of her biggest mistakes. Buried in Yahoo's fourth-quarter earnings press release Tuesday was this nugget: The company is taking a $4.5 billion charge after revaluing certain assets, including the blogging site Tumblr.
Square Inc. will have to give some investors additional shares valued at $93 million after its initial public offering priced well below a promised threshold. The payments company's IPO priced at $9, below an expected range of $11 to $13 and well under the $15.46 that investors including Rizvi Traverse and J.P.
When startup incubator Y Combinator changed the terms of its seed funding last year, it quietly added two prominent investors as de-facto backers of every company in the program. Stanford University's endowment fund and Willett Advisors LLC, the fund managing Michael Bloomberg's investments, now invest a combined $100,000 in every startup to go through YC, according to people familiar with the matter.
Anthony Noto, the former banker who left his lucrative career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to become financial chief at Twitter Inc., was the top earner at the social media company last year. Mr. Noto had compensation of $72.8 million in 2014, including stock awards valued at $63.1 million and options of $9.5 million, according to Twitter's annual proxy statement filed Monday.
Anthony Noto, the former banker who left his lucrative career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to become financial chief at Twitter Inc. , was the top earner at the social media company last year. Noto had compensation of $72.8 million in 2014, including stock awards valued at $63.1 million and options of $9.5 million, according to Twitter's annual proxy statement filed Monday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".