female-founders

Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.
It may be counterintuitive and unglamorous in the world of sexy startups and high-stakes buyouts, but it's also my truth: The spirit of giving over the holidays is what led me to the world of investing.
It's tempting, as a first-time CEO, faced with the anything-is-possible blank canvas of a brand-new startup, to spend too much time searching for consensus with your co-workers and your investors. It may feel safe to get everyone's buy-in, but consensus is paper armor.