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Dublin Beta: Startup Gathering Edition

John O'Rourke Russell Banks and Gene Murphy make Dublin Beta happen once a quarter and although this is a mature event there's still a lovely Indie feel to it - there's a rawness and a swagger to the event that's helped it retain its audience and it has similarities not so much to London events, but to start-up events you might see somewhere like Berlin.
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Susan Lyne to run AOL’s ‘Built By Girls’ start-up fund

Yesterday AOL appointed Susan Lyne to lead The BBG Fund, a VC fund that will focus on early stage investments in women-led, consumer focussed internet start-ups. The fund will make seed and Series A investments, with a focus on multi-platform media, services and commerce. This isn't AOL's first foray into female focussed internet projects: MAKERS, Thrive, Global Motherhood and the Cambio/Girls Who Code program all launched within AOL. This initiative sees AOL investing in women as builders, part of a broader initiative to bring more women and girls into tech.
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