Sat.Apr 20, 2024

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How to get funding from deluded, self-congratulating investors

Penelope Trunk

From 1997 to 2012 just 1% of VC funded companies had female founders. Three of those companies were mine. People tell me it’s much better for women now, but statistically , this is BS. I raised money for a startup recently, and here’s what I found works best for female founders: Get a male cofounder. Women raising money without a male co-founder have no better odds than they did 30 years ago.

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Mind mappers: Is there a JSON Canvas in your future?

Mind Mapping Software

One way to grow a small, bootstrapped start-up is to build a platform that others can add to and enhance with plug-ins, templates and more. Obsidian has done this very successfully. It’s personal knowledge management application now lists over 1,600 plugins that extend this great tool in many new directions. Last month, the developers Obsidian took this open platform to the next level: they announced that its popular visual canvas is now called JSON Canvas and is being positioned an open source