Rachel Chalmers, Partner at Alchemist Accelerator, discusses what’s required to eliminate bias in startup funding
August 22, 2021
Rachel Chalmers aspired to be an English professor before being inspired by a technology journal to relocate from Ireland to San Francisco. She has since covered over 1,000 startups as an industry analyst and invested in many more as an investor. Rachel is passionate about representing the under-represented and encouraging all those who have been told they can't live their dreams. This is a must-listen for entrepreneurs who have ever felt disadvantaged by circumstances out of their control. It's also the episode in which I volunteer to chair the Chalmers 2024 campaign.
Listen and learn…
- The burn rate rule of thumb for startups
- Why "venture capital wants to perpetuate itself"
- The origins of the Silicon Valley myth that "all talent is concentrated in white males"
- How to eliminate institutional biases that constrain women and under-represented minorities when raising money and building companies
- How Rachel is defining the future workplace where humans and machines collaborate
References in this episode:
- Ravi Belani and the Alchemist Accelerator
- The Innovators Inside podcast by AlchemistX
- Charity Majors and Honeycomb
- Edith Harbaugh and LaunchDarkly
- Ciro and Jacopo from Tooso on AI and the Future of Work
- Filip Dousek from Workday on AI and the Future of Work
- Project Include
- Arlan Hamilton
- Kate Crawford's Atlas of AI
- Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott