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HBR and Angel Investing

Sarah’s first article at the Harvard Business Review was recently published, entitled “A Wave of Angel Investing Organizations Focuses on Women.” She looked into how women investors are now being trained to become angel investors in high-tech startups. She also studied the various barriers to becoming an angel investor. “A small set of organizations has […]

BlogHer Politics Break-out Session: What Questions Do Women Bloggers Want Candidates to Answer in Election 2008? SubGroup – Iraq

I was asked to liveblog during the BlogHer politics break-out session Saturday entitled “What Questions Do Women Bloggers Want Candidates to Answer in Election 2008?” when we broke into subgroups. I sat in the Iraq subgroup and there were some really interesting women in my group (as with all of them) who put together a […]

Maplight.org Data Mashup & Clean Elections

I had an opportunity to tour the Maplight.org congressional search a couple of weeks ago. At their launch party in Palo Alto, they showed their new search and discussed how their data analysis relates to clean elections and why it’s important to be able to combine this data to see the realities of what’s happening […]

Help Save Berkeley Landmark Ice Rink!

If you’re a figure skating fan, could you picture figure skating history without Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, Rudy Galindo, and even Sonja Henie? Of course not, that’s absurd! Well, the Berkeley Iceland (in Berkeley, CA) was home to all of these skaters at one time or another – some only on occasion but it has […]

Clinton Foundation’s Next Generation of Philanthropic Leaders

If you’ve never seen Bill Clinton speak, this is a relatively inexpensive way to do so. It’s a nonpartisan, tax-deductible event and benefits some wonderful causes. Please join Chuck and I at the event. Let me know if you would like to attend (post a comment or email sairy[at]sairy[dot]com) and we’ll get an official invitation […]

Green is Greater than Gold

In an international, star-studded event, tonight’s Oscars captured not only a billion viewers but it conveyed a strong message of environmentalism and world cohesion. One of the films was described as “a time-bending rumination on today’s global village”, but that could have described many of the movies highlighted by the awards tonight. Several Aussies, Mexicans, […]

Online Account Nonsense

About once a week, I find myself creating a hand full of new accounts for various sites that I may or may not ever use again. And then there are the couple that expired or were purged that I have to renew. Of course also we can’t forget the passwords that need to be changed […]

e-Commerce Coming of Age

Holiday sales have been commonplace for many years, but I think this year the online sales have hit an all-time high. Stores like Neiman Marcus and Restoration Hardware are sending out e-mail about their big holiday sales, and it seems like everybody in the world is offering free shipping to entice people to buy online. […]

NASA Launches VC for Mars Mission Prep

Here’s something interesting I found on VentureBeat: Red Planet Capital, a $75Million venture capital fund fased at NASA Ames here in Mountain View, will be funding businesses that develop technology for space exploration. In his post, “NASA Ames Research Center has vital role in future space exploration”, Pete Worden (NASA Ames Director) writes about all […]