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Handshake raises $80M more to build a more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students

Handshake raises M more to build a more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students College graduates this year (and perhaps in the near-term) have been looking for work in what is one of the most challenging job markets in a decade due to the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy and how people can interact […]

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Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the ‘future of labor’ at stake

Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the ‘future of labor’ at stake Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at the latest in tech labor and diversity and inclusion. Because election day is quickly approaching and given that California’s Prop 22 puts the “future of labor” at stake, as Instacart worker and co-organizer at Gig […]

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Adding Claire Díaz-Ortiz to its partnership, Magma Partners launches initiative to invest in female founders in LatAm

Adding Claire Díaz-Ortiz to its partnership, Magma Partners launches initiative to invest in female founders in LatAm Claire Díaz-Ortiz has been many things over the course of her career — an angel investor, an early Twitter employee (who notably got the Pope on Twitter), the founder of a nonprofit, a published author and an entrepreneur. […]

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Blossom Capital appoints Carmen Alfonso Rico as its newest partner

Blossom Capital appoints Carmen Alfonso Rico as its newest partner Blossom Capital, the early-stage venture capital firm founded by Ophelia Brown, has recruited its latest partner: Carmen Alfonso Rico has joined from Samaipata VC, where she led the U.K. office. Before that she was at Felix Capital and is also a co-founder of the London […]

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Facebook names VP of product growth Alex Schultz as new CMO

Facebook names VP of product growth Alex Schultz as new CMO To fill its empty CMO position, Facebook just promoted to the C-suite a longtime Facebook executive focused on product growth. Former VP of product growth and analytics Alex Schultz, who has been with the company since 2007, announced the move Tuesday in a Facebook […]

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Human Capital: What’s next in Uber and Lyft’s court battle and a look at board diversity in Silicon Valley

Human Capital: What’s next in Uber and Lyft’s court battle and a look at board diversity in Silicon Valley Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor issues in the tech industry. In this week’s edition, we’re looking at the latest in Uber and Lyft’s court […]

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Mozilla lays off 250

Mozilla lays off 250 Mozilla today announced a major restructuring of its commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation that will see about 250 employees lose their jobs and the shuttering of the organization’s operations in Taipei, Taiwan. This move comes after the organization already laid off about 70 employees earlier this year.  The most recent numbers […]

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Carta’s former marketing VP is suing over gender discrimination after spearheading report on pay inequality

Carta’s former marketing VP is suing over gender discrimination after spearheading report on pay inequality Emily Kramer joined the Silicon Valley company Carta to build up the company’s brand. Now, the company’s former VP of marketing is looking to shine a light on Carta for another reason: in a new lawsuit against Carta, which makes […]

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LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer

LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer Replicated, the Los Angeles-based company pitching monitoring and management services for Kubernetes-based applications, has managed to bring on the former head of product of the $2.75 billion-valued programming giant GitLab as its new chief product officer.  Mark Pundsack is joining the company […]

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Andela, which builds engineering teams tapping African talent, goes fully-remote and opens to the wider continent

Andela, which builds engineering teams tapping African talent, goes fully-remote and opens to the wider continent In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has become the name of the game for knowledge workers in the tech industry. Today, a startup that was an early mover on the opportunity of that model is announcing […]

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