venture capital

Yes, the World Needs Saving

It’s a challenging time to be an optimist. There are blights on our time. If we cannot turn ostensible optimism into action to address the world’s wrongs, we are failing our fellow humans, and ourselves.

What Is Impact Investing?

As private foundations aim for 100 percent of their endowment assets and grant funds to serve the greater good, we examine four distinct approaches they can take for impact investing, ranging from fiscally conservative to...

Why is Venture Capital Acting Like Vanquished Capital?

Yes, this is an uncertain moment, but didn’t these putatively visionary venture capitalists invest in their portfolio companies for the long haul?

New Startup Aims to Recycle 95% of High-Value Content from Solar Panels

Solarcycle just landed $6.6 million in venture capital funding to power its giga-scale recycling ambitions.

Venture Capital Admits It’s Obsolete. Now What?

Sequoia Capital, one of the oldest and most blindingly successful VC firms in the world is fundamentally changing the way it works. What's next?

Fintech Reinvents Startup Funding

In this interview, Craig J. Lewis of Gig Wage and Blair Silverberg of Hum Capital discuss how fintech is changing the way that startups are funded.

Join our Techonomy Roundtable on The Death (and Future) of Venture Capital

On November 18, join Techonomy and the Observer in an enlightening, video roundtable discussion with VC industry experts.

Venture Capital Is Broken—But Who Can Really Fix It?

VC helped create just about every post-’70s tech company you can think of, but now it must evolve—or die. Here's why.

Venture Capital 2.0: This Time, is it Different?

The author—a Columbia University Business School professor—questions the assumptions behind many venture capital investments, and argues that many of the sector’s practices must be reconsidered.

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