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Hundreds of Former Bush, McCain Aides Endorse Biden for President
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Hundreds of Former Bush, McCain Aides Endorse Biden for President

Hundreds of former aides to former President George W. Bush and the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced Thursday that they are endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president. The endorsements for the Democrat nominee come as President Donald Trump prepares to officially accept his party’s nomination on the last night of the Republican National Convention…

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Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup
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Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup

At TechCrunch Early Stage, I spoke with Coatue Management GP Caryn Marooney about startup branding and how founders can get people to pay attention to what they’re building. Marooney recently made the jump into venture capital; previously she was co-founder and CEO of The Outcast Agency, one of Silicon Valley’s best-regarded public relations firms, which…

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Former COO sues Pinterest, accusing it of gender discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination
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Former COO sues Pinterest, accusing it of gender discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination

Pinterest’s former chief operating officer has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of gender discrimination. Françoise Brougher, who says she was abruptly fired from the company in April, is suing the company to hold it “accountable for discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and the Labor…

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Former ‘Ellen’ Producer Insists Ellen DeGeneres Was Responsible for the Toxic Work Environment
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Former ‘Ellen’ Producer Insists Ellen DeGeneres Was Responsible for the Toxic Work Environment

A former producer for The Ellen DeGeneres show claims the host was well aware of the toxic work environment outlined in a series of recent investigations by BuzzFeed News, and was to some extent even responsible for it. A veteran of various successful talk shows, Hedda Muskat was recruited by executive producer Andy Lassner back in 2003…

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Carta’s former marketing VP, who spearheaded its report on pay inequality, is suing over gender discrimination
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Carta’s former marketing VP, who spearheaded its report on pay inequality, is suing over gender discrimination

Emily Kramer joined the Silicon Valley company Carta to build up the company’s brand. Now, the company’s former VP of marketing is looking to shine a light on Carta for another reason: in a new lawsuit against Carta, which makes equity management software, Kramer accuses the eight-year-old outfit of gender discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and…

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Former Soundcloud founders launch e-bike subscription service, backed by Blueyard
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Former Soundcloud founders launch e-bike subscription service, backed by Blueyard

You’ve heard of e-bike and e-scooter rentals startups spreading across cities. But today three veterans of the startup world will launch what appears to be a brand new take on the “e-revolution” sweeping cities in the wake of the global pandemic: subscription e-bikes, or, if you will, ‘EaaS’ or ‘E-bikes-as-a-Service”. The previous founders of Soundcloud…

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Former Spotify marketing exec-turned-VC Sophia Bendz on her love of early-stage investing
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Former Spotify marketing exec-turned-VC Sophia Bendz on her love of early-stage investing

Earlier this month, venture capitalist and former Spotify global director of marketing Sophia Bendz announced that she was leaving London-based Atomico to join Berlin’s Cherry Ventures. Her stated reason for leaving the London VC firm — which mainly does Series A and Series B rounds — is that, having made the difficult transition from seasoned…

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Former Atomico and Softbank VC Carolina Brochado has joined EQT to help build its new growth fund
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Former Atomico and Softbank VC Carolina Brochado has joined EQT to help build its new growth fund

Carolina Brochado, the former Atomico partner and most recently a partner at Softbank Vision Fund’s London office, has joined EQT as part of its plans to launch a new fund dedicated to growth-stage investments, TechCrunch as learned. According to multiple sources, Brochado is part of a new growth fund team at EQT that will sit…

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