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Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?

Tom Adams Contributor The fall semester is off to a rocky start. When schools were forced to close in the spring, students (and parents) struggled. As the new school year begins, affluent families are building pandemic pods and inequities abound, while surveys suggest that college students want tuition discounts for online classes. To avoid a catastrophic

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Startup founders must overcome information overload

Entrepreneurs share their tips for weighing advice and data Mercedes Bent 8 hours Mercedes Bent Contributor Mercedes Bent is a partner at Lightspeed where she invests in consumer, edtech and fintech companies. Many of the founders I have spoken to said one of their biggest early challenges was figuring out how to sift through all

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Dear Sophie: How can I get my 2-year foreign residency requirement for my J-1 waived?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can we sponsor an

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Replace legacy healthcare staffing with a vertical marketplace for workers

Jeff Fluhr Contributor Jeff Fluhr is a general partner at Craft Ventures, the founder and former CEO of StubHub and is an expert on building marketplace companies. Over the last several months, we’ve seen dramatic swings in the demand for healthcare across the country. While hospitals in some cities were overwhelmed by an influx of

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It’s time to better identify the cost of cybersecurity risks in M&A deals

Rob Gurzeev Contributor Rob Gurzeev is CEO and co-founder of CyCognito, a company focused on giving CISOs the advantage over attackers. Over the past decade, a number of high-profile cybersecurity issues have arisen during mega-M&A deals, heightening concerns among corporate executives. In 2017, Yahoo disclosed three data breaches during its negotiation to sell its internet

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Dear Sophie: What is a J-1 visa and how can we use it?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can we sponsor an

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Shift’s George Arison shares 6 tips for taking your company public via a SPAC

The used-car marketplace announced its SPAC in June 2020 George Arison 7 hours George Arison Contributor George Arison is the co-founder and co-CEO of online used car marketplace Shift. More posts by this contributor If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting Yes, Millennials Do Buy Cars When startup entrepreneurs think about going

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Why established venture firms should court emerging managers

Noramay Cadena Contributor Noramay Cadena is co-founder and general partner at Make in LA, an early-stage accelerator and fund created to support technology-enabled hardware companies. More posts by this contributor Confronting the ‘imposter syndrome’ Typically, institutional investors favor managers who’ve spun out of an established firm over those who’ve broken into venture from outside. Spin-outs

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