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Women business owners explain special set of challenges

Holly Tachovsky, CEO and co-founder of Austin-based BuildFax, believes that the quality of a company's idea and management team are more important than whether it is run by a woman. | Photo courtesy of BuildFax.

January 26, 2017 - 1:55pm

Do female-led businesses have more challenges in raising capital?

As a partner & co-founder of Foster City, Calif.-based Scale Venture Partners and the co-chair of the National Venture Capital Association Inclusion & Diversity Task Force, Kate Mitchell believes the venture capital industry needs to get practical about solutions to help women-led businesses connect with investors, and vice versa.|Photo courtesy of Scale Venture Partners.

 
January 16, 2017 - 11:59am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Patrick Moraites

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ashley Nell Tipton

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Steve Weinberger

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Einstein Pets gobbles up awards for dog treats

Kelly Ison, co-founder, president and CEO of Einstein Pets, says the couple's West Highland terrier was the inspiration behind the company. | Photo by Robert Ison

January 2, 2017 - 11:17am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Laura Barrett

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

David K. Williams

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Alicia Grande

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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