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Startup employees should pay attention to Biden’s capital gains tax plans

Vieje Piauwasdy Contributor Share on Twitter Vieje Piauwasdy is the director of Equity Strategy at Secfi, an equity planning platform for startup executives and employees. The Biden Administration has reportedly proposed significant changes to the capital gains tax, aiming to target the wealthiest Americans to help fund his historic aid […]

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The SEC should do more to make startup equity compensation transparent

Yifat Aran Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Yifat Aran is a visiting scholar at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an incoming Assistant Professor in Haifa University Faculty of Law. She earned her JSD from Stanford Law School where her dissertation focused on equity-based compensation in Silicon Valley startups. […]

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Solving the security challenges of public cloud

Nick Lippis Contributor Share on Twitter Nick Lippis is an authority on advanced IP networks and their benefits to business objectives. He is the co-founder and co-chair of ONUG, which sponsors biannual meetings of nearly 1,000 IT business leaders of large enterprises. Experts believe the data-lake market will hit a […]

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To ensure inclusivity, the Biden administration must double down on AI development initiatives

Miriam Vogel Contributor Share on Twitter Miriam Vogel is the president and CEO of EqualAI, a nonprofit organization focused on reducing unconscious bias in artificial intelligence. More posts by this contributor Biased AI perpetuates racial injustice The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) issued a report last month delivering […]

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‘Conscience laws’ endanger patients and contradict health tech’s core values

Lena Levin Contributor Share on Twitter Lena Levin is co-founder and CEO of Via Surgical, a leading developer of novel surgical fixation solutions. Recent laws allowing healthcare providers to refuse care because of conscientious beliefs and denying care to transgender individuals might not seem like an issue for the tech […]

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Flawed data is putting people with disabilities at risk

Cat Noone Contributor Share on Twitter Cat Noone is a product designer, co-founder and CEO of Stark — a startup with a mission to make the world’s software accessible. Her focus is on bringing to life products and technology that maximize access to the world’s latest innovations. Data isn’t abstract […]

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Clarence Thomas plays a poor devil’s advocate in floating First Amendment limits for tech companies

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas flaunted a dangerous ignorance regarding matters digital in an opinion published today. In attempting to explain the legal difficulties of social media platforms, particularly those arising from Twitter’s ban of Trump, he makes an ill-informed, bordering on bizarre, argument as to why such companies may […]

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Investors and business leaders: It’s time to take coaching mainstream

Ariane de Bonvoisin Contributor Share on Twitter Ariane de Bonvoisin is an executive coach to top CEOs, startup founders and VCs. She has keynoted the Oprah conference, given a TED talk, and been invited to Google, Amazon, the World Bank, Union Square Ventures and Red Bull to teach about navigating […]

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Three energy-innovation takeaways from Texas’ deep freeze

Micah Kotch Contributor Share on Twitter Micah Kotch is the managing director at URBAN-X. Individual solutions to the collective crisis of climate change abound: backup diesel generators, Tesla powerwalls, “prepper” shelters. However, the infrastructure that our modern civilization relies on is interconnected and interdependent — energy, transportation, food, water and […]

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4 signs your product is not as accessible as you think

Michael Fouquet Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Fouquet is CTO and co-founder of Stark, a startup that provides integrated accessibility tools for product design and development teams. For too many companies, accessibility wasn’t baked into their products from the start, meaning they now find themselves trying to figure out how […]