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The Fund is a community of founders, investors and operators. We believe that to be silent is to be complicit. Today, as we look within our community and beyond, we recognize that we must be more than allies in the fight against racism and that we have a particular role to play as early stage funders. Ultimately, with the same enthusiasm that we approach our day-to-day work, we will continue to work even harder to enact systemic change within the venture ecosystem. As a pooled investment vehicle, we have an opportunity to leverage our collective experiences…
Text “MASKS” to 844–974–2444 to donate PPE via our hotline
At GetUsPPE and Supplies Save Lives, we are excited to announce that we have formed a partnership, combining efforts to get donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the frontline healthcare workers who desperately need it. Through our joint efforts, we are offering a nationwide text hotline: anyone who has PPE to donate can text “MASKS” to 844–974–2444 and will be directed to this form.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been facing critical shortages of the PPE they need to stay safe. This includes masks, gowns…
In the past few weeks we have published a few pieces on Facebook’s policy regarding political candidates’ ads (here and here). This has led us to circulating a sign-on letter calling on Facebook to shut down political advertising at least through the 2020 election. Below, is a bit of an FAQ about our position on this highly complex issue.
Why are you making this ask?
We draw the line and a platform as large and interwoven in our daily lives as Facebook authorizing lies and disinformation on any scale. We do not want our children…
There’s no easy solution for Facebook, except one. We believe that there is one thing the most powerful platform in the history of advertising can do in a critical election year: Stop the spread of lies.
We are not alone in advocating this position. Business and cultural leaders from technology, media, policy, academia, and even former candidates are signing on to ask Facebook to ban political ads at least through the 2020 election. For more on our thinking see here.
Having a startup and a baby is like having a startup and a baby. It is busy. It is hectic. You are in early developmental stages with a child and a company — and they frequently fall down, take unsteady steps, and often make a really big mess.
As the mother of a 15 month old, and a co-founder at a 12 month old startup, I see similarities every day. Here’s a list of ten ways they are alike:
I do things that are interesting to you if you are a good person. CEO@Juggernaut. Partner at The Fund LA . Technology ethics advocate & early stage investor.