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Why one investor is 'cringing' at tech IPOs (Maha Ibrahim, general partner, Canaan)

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September 18, 2017 01:05

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Maha Ibrahim, a general partner at Canaan Partners, talks with Recode's Kara
Swisher about her more than 17 years in venture capital, joining Canaan right
before the first dot-com bubble burst. Ibrahim says a lot of her fellow
investors have only ever known tech as an "up and to the right" industry and
she's concerned by the intense rate at which many companies are burning
capital, even after they go public. She also talks about the recent backlash
against men in tech who have sexually harassed women, calling Reid Hoffman's
decency pledge "the lowest of low bars." The bigger challenge for women going
forward, Ibrahim explains, will be helping other women succeed even though
there is no obvious female equivalent in tech of Steve Jobs or Mark
Zuckerberg. Read more
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