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Wage Gap, Meet Equity Gap: Women Hold Only 9% of Startup Equity

  • Women own 47 cents of equity for every $1 men own, according to a report from Carta, a startup that manages and transfers securities for public and private companies.
  • Carta studied data from 6,000 companies it works with—encompassing 15,000 founders and 180,000 employees—to analyze those companies’ combined $45 billion in equity.
  • In dollar amounts, women hold $2.2 billion in equity value compared to men’s $8.8 billion.
  • Part of the problem is that early employees receive larger equity packages—and early-stage startups typically don’t pay much attention to diversity while hiring.
  • It’s only when companies reach the growth stage of around 400 employees—and equity packages have dwindled—that women come close to the 40% mark of a company’s makeup.
  • In dollars: female founders have a total of $1.8 billion in equity in this study compared to men’s $29.8 billion.

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Shootings Thrust Gun Control Into Midterm Campaign Ads

  • Mass shootings, including those in Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., have thrust the issue of gun control into midterm races that will determine whether Republicans hold control of Congress and maintain dominance in state capitals.
  • Ads promoting stricter gun regulations have aired 102,636 times across the country this year—a 22-fold increase from four years ago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG data.
  • From behind the wheel, steering toward the Las Vegas Strip, the Democratic candidate for Nevada...

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Tsinghua Holdings, VST Holdings To Build Fintech JV

  • Technology product solutions and supply chain services platform VST Holdings will establish a joint venture with Tsinghua Holdings to develop supply chain financial businesses in the technology industry.
  • Tsinghua Holdings' subsidiaries and related companies will hold a combined 55% stake in the joint venture; while VST Holdings will own the remaining 45%.
  • The total investments in the JV is CNY1 billion, including CNY500 million registered capital.
  • The businesses of the new JV will cover supply chain finance, consumer finance, new retail and industry merger and acquisition and investment in the technology industry.
  • VST Group was founded in 1991 and the parent company VST Holdings was founded in 2002.
  • The company is mainly engaged in businesses of 12 major categories, including cloud computing, mobile Internet, system equipment, software and service, home game, VR/AR, drone, Internet of Things application, basic network, machine peripheral, information security, and accessories.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma: Blockchain will be useless if it doesn’t help the environment

  • Alibaba chief Jack Ma thinks blockchain tech is pretty meaningless – unless it helps us transform the manufacturing industry and protect the environment.
  • In a keynote at World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China, the star entrepreneur shared his beliefs that budding technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) have yet to prove their utility to the world, local outlet cnBeta reports.
  • Although the entrepreneur stopped short of revealing whether and how Alibaba intends to integrate blockchain into its services, it appears the company is no stranger to distributed ledger tech (DLT).
  • Indeed, reports suggest Alibaba and IBM hold 90 percent of all DLT-related patents worldwide.
  • Still, it turns out that wasn’t enough to stop Alibaba – and fellow Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent – from banning all cryptocurrency-related activities from its platform.

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