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Kapor Center, Devlabs & City of Oakland Launch Oakland Startup Network

Cliff Worley

Today, the Kapor Center for Social Impact, Devlabs, and the City of Oakland announced the launch of a new initiative to support Oakland-based tech entrepreneurs. The Oakland Startup Network has created a web of service providers and resources to reduce the barriers to entrepreneurship for underserved and underrepresented entrepreneurs in Oakland.

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Ellen Pao: Obama Should Start a Venture Capital Fund

Cliff Worley

I would love to see Barack Obamabring his remarkable empathy and courage to the tech world—to drive social change in the largest, fastest growing sector in the world. I hope he starts a $1 billion fund focused on underrepresented entrepreneurs who have not yet seen the economic and social benefits of this phenomenal global transformation.

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In Trump Era, Where Are Diversity Efforts in Silicon Valley Headed?

Cliff Worley

With high-profile companies from Facebook to Airbnb making pronouncements in support of diversity, you’d think that the very people hired to address the problems inside tech companies would feel comfortable talking about the challenges of their job. Not necessarily.

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How Ellen Pao wants to build a more inclusive Silicon Valley

Cliff Worley

If you haven’t heard about the Ellen Pao trial, then you’re probably living in a remote silo somewhere in Antarctica. Her sex discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers went viral in 2015 when the court ruled in the firm’s favor. Since then, Pao has been a fervent advocate of diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley, …

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Ex-Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Returns to Venture Capital

Cliff Worley

Ellen Pao, the technology investor who made headlines by suing one of Silicon Valley’s most successful VC firms for gender discrimination, is finally making her return to venture capital.

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Ellen Pao returns to venture capital: ‘Diversity and inclusion is the biggest opportunity in tech right now’

Cliff Worley

Ellen Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as well as the former interim CEO at Reddit, is officially a venture capitalist again. As announced today, Pao will become chief diversity and inclusion officer for Kapor Capital, a venture arm that’s focused on funding startups founded by underrepresented minorities. In that capacity, she will also serve as …

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Diversity advocate Ellen Pao joins Kapor Center

Cliff Worley

Gender equality advocate and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao is getting back into the investing game. On Tuesday the Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact announced Pao has joined the team as a venture partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer. She started work there last week.

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Ellen Pao returns to investing with new role at Kapor Center

Cliff Worley

Gender equality advocate and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao is getting back in the investing game. On Tuesday the Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact announced Pao has joined the team as a venture partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer. She started work there last week.

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Ellen Pao joins Kapor Center to help diversify tech

Cliff Worley

The outspoken former Reddit CEO tweeted Tuesday she will serve as chief diversity and inclusion officer for Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland. She will also have a role as partner with the center’s venture capital arm, Kapor Capital.

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Kapor Center hires former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao

Cliff Worley

Ellen Pao, who gained notoriety after she sued her former employer for gender discrimination and turned national attention on the disparities in Silicon Valley, will continue her fight for diversity and inclusion in tech by returning to her roots as a startup investor and overseeing diversity efforts at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland.