Why the Crisis Is Putting Companies at Risk of Losing Female Talent

The Covid-19 crisis has reconfigured how we work, parent, and care for ourselves and our communities. It remains uncertain how a post-pandemic society will function, but already a consensus is emerging that the global pivot to working remotely will likely change how many companies think about face time and rigid work schedules.

In this Harvard Business Review article, Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg outline strategies to address four key biases and barriers, to prevent the careers of female employees from becoming collateral damage during this crisis.

Venture Capital Disrupts Itself: Breaking the Concentration Curse

Conventional investor wisdom holds that a concentrated number of certain venture firms invest in a concentrated number of companies that then account for a majority of venture capital value creation in any given year. Therefore, LPs seeking compelling venture capital returns should only commit to a handful of franchise managers. And those are precisely the managers that do not offer access. Thus, LPs are “cursed” and will never experience the differentiated return pattern offered by venture capital exposure.

As the venture capital industry and technology markets have evolved and matured, however, more managers are creating significant investment value for LPs, with value increasingly created through companies located outside
the United States and across a range of subsectors.