Archive for: January, 2015

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Unshackled, a New Angel Fund, Forms to Back Immigrant Entrepreneurs

via WSJ Some of the U.S.’s most successful tech companies, including Intel Corp.INTC +0.93%and Google Inc.GOOGL +1.70%, have been built by immigrants, and many people who come to the U.S. aspire to work in or start tech companies. Without work visas, though, they don’t get far. A new San Francisco-based angel fund,Unshackled, which claims more than 50…

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On-Demand Workforce

Posted by Ashley in Innovation on RedClay Blog Every Solution Equals a New Opportunity The population in the U.S. is 361m, the labor force is 156.4m, 15.3m are self employed and 9.1m are unemployed. According to MBO Partners’ SIA report, the number of self-employed workers is expected to rise to 23 million by 2017. With an…

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Y Combinator-backed Zen99 raises $2.5M to save freelancers from HR hell

Via VentureBeat While most salaried folks may not realize it, being a contractor — a “1099” — can be pretty tricky because you’re on your own when it comes to taxes and benefits. That’s where Zen99 (get it?) comes in. The startup wants to make the bookkeeping process simple for contracted and freelance workers. And today,…

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