Marianne Schoenig

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More women are signing up to run for office, but will they succeed?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Karen Handel's victory in the Georgia special congressional election makes history for women: She is the first female Republican in the state to ever be elected to Congress.<p>Her victory follows some groundbreaking moves for women in politics overseas. Britain recently elected a …

Foreign Policy

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How |

Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners at their Silicon Valley headquarters and $120,000 in funding in exchange for 7% of their equity.<p>Started in …


The founder of a $470 million startup explains what it's like to have VCs who initially shot you down suddenly beg to invest in your red-hot company

When ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia started her fitness company in 2013, money was tight.<p>Even though she'd been part of rigorous tech accelerator Tech Stars, she had trouble raising her initial funding, she told Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell on an episode of Business …


America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors

(And 7 rising stars.)<p><b>At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy</b> personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city hall. We surveyed dozens of national and local political …

City Halls

There are so few women running startups because investors keep asking them these questions

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well documented. US tech companies are so dominated by men in large part because the vast majority of investment venture capital —nearly 98%— flows to firms founded by men.<p>Women are the majority owners of 38% of all US business, so it’s not a question of a …

Venture Capital