How investors can fight terror

Historically, many investors have tried hard to be apolitical. But US political dysfunction has forced many investors to become active in domestic politics, and Hamas’s war on Israel forces many of us to fight Hamas. You might think I condemn Hamas because I am both Jewish and Israeli. But that is not the reason. First,...

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Versatile VC joins VCs for Repro

At Versatile Venture Capital, we are proud to be part of VCs For Repro – a coalition of VCs united to support access to abortion. We recognize that reproductive rights are crucial to championing innovation, the backbone of our economy. And, it’s clear that most of our community agrees. This is a humanitarian and economic...

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Why Governments Should Invest in Their Diaspora Founders

We are brainstorming a new solution to a widespread challenge in many countries: how to develop a self-sustaining, independent local tech ecosystem. Our proposal: governments systematically support funding for their diaspora founders, not just the local founders. I co-wrote this essay with Prabhat Gusain, formerly an intern with Versatile VC; and a 2021 MBA from...

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The Media Will Spark Mass Violence in November…or Maybe Not

I’m very concerned about the risk of civil strife when election results come in. I suggest the most important lever to promote a smooth transfer of power is for the major media companies (especially Fox) and major social media companies to plan their moves carefully. I have some friends who are executives at influential media...

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Partisan Activism 101 for Investors and Executives

You care passionately about certain political causes. How can you use your professional influence to help create change? When your grandchildren ask you, “What did you do during the craziness of 2020?”, how will you answer them?    Reid Hoffman, cofounder of Linkedin, writes: Traditionally, CEOs … have tried to avoid mixing business and politics, perhaps...

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How Non-Partisan Business Leaders Can Help Fix America

10 non-partisan action steps for investors and executives to help fix our broken political process Almost everyone agrees that the American political system is dysfunctional. You love our country, and you want to do something about it.  But, becoming politically active can be a challenge, particularly if you’re in a business leadership role. No matter...

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