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Jeff Bezos' ex-wife should start a VC group that invests in women

Jan 11

After the multi-billion dollar exit, a VC firm for women founders sounds like the best venture for her

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  • Microsoft Big Pun
    Yes if she wants to go broke...
    Jan 1110
    • Dell / Eng
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      Do your research before embarrassing yourself
      Startup companies with female founders "almost universally outperformed their male-only counterparts."

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2017/04/19/start-ups-with-female-founders-grow-faster/#18375dda513e
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    • Google / Eng
      sun dardar

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      That's exactly why almost all of the biggest and top performing companies are led by women.
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    • Dell / Eng
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      98% of vc funding goes to male founders. Do you think maybe the game is rigged ?
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    • Amazon / EngBoto
      Lol @ “almost all biggest and top performing companies are led by women.” You need both to do really well.
      7d
    • Amazon MemeMagic
      @////// women are more risk averse than men. That explains both your statistics. Men are more likely to take the startup risk and hence more apply for venture capital. Men are more risky therefore their startups are more likely to fail than women who only take risks on good ideas.
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    • OP
      Can you please name a few successful companies led by women or has a woman founder? I'm trying really hard to be proved wrong
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    • Dell / Eng
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      Led by women ? 24 female ceos in the fortune 500. You'll have to do your own research to find female founder companies you consider successful. Obviously there's stitchfix, $1b revenue. Pitchbook has 16 female founder vc funded companies valued at one time at $1b ..
      https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/how-many-billion-dollar-companies-have-female-founders
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    • Microsoft Big Pun
      Welp I didnt mean my reply to be co-opted by alt right/trumptard losers or anything.

      I just meant to say female ceo only as a criteria wouldnt be very good.

      If the OP meant female ceo but also with other good prospects and ideas then yes that would be pretty good use of Bezo’s money.
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    • Google / Eng
      sun dardar

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      OP, just as an example, Theranos, which used to be one of the most innovative startups, was led by Elizabeth Holmes.
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      EH was a big fraud
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  • Amazon SanchezDD
    Bias for Vag1nas
    Jan 110
  • Google / Product
    bmy2012

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    Invest in women who marry wealthy men
    Jan 111
    • Starting with women with the last name Sanchez.
      Jan 11
  • eBay YAgV34
    She should give 50% to charity to make up for donations that Bezos isn’t making
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    • Amazon bandwagon
      You should do the same.
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    • eBay YAgV34
      Then I should also get billions in public dollars to expand a monopoly. I’ll take it, can donate 90% then
      7d
    • Amazon bandwagon
      Doesn't take billions to donate half your net worth. Why an arbitrary restriction?
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    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      Ya, but you’ll still be more wealthy than the majority of this country.

      Don’t let your comparison with Bezos stop you.
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    • eBay YAgV34
      Hi Jeff, did they award u top contributor banner cause u contributed or u just threatened blind to put them out of business?
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    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      Haha, gotta love the “do as I say, not as I do” crowd. There’s a lot of you!
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  • Akamai Technologies / EngTrn
    “Invests in women”... !!
    Shady firm
    Jan 110
  • EA ivanko
    Jeff, stop planning her money through Blind!
    Jan 110
  • New / EngJefe Pesos
    Perfect. Time to change my gender. I now identify as femanon.
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  • Palo Alto Networks LWtE67
    Me: like both sides of the argument. 🍿
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