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Startups Will Be Collateral Damage in Lawmakers’ Zeal to Attack Big Tech

Congress has trained its sights on Big Tech: several antitrust bills have been introduced. But one bill stands apart because it would affect more than large tech companies – it harms American entrepreneurs who launch new enterprises and are responsible for our economic dynamism. Policymakers must take care to protect the startup model that has […]

How Policymakers Can Capitalize on Two Geographical Trends in the Startup Ecosystem

Venture capital has left a massive imprint on American life, having served as fuel to create new industries (like biotechnology) and new companies (like Moderna) that have transformed the world. A recent academic study found that VC-backed companies are almost solely responsible for corporate innovation, and venture-backed public companies perform nearly half of total U.S. […]

President Biden Should Highlight American Leadership in Climate Technology Innovation at COP26

As President Biden and his team prepare for the COP26 UN Climate Conference next week, they should highlight to the world how America is providing leadership in climate-focused venture capital (VC) investment.  VC investment is the central factor accelerating the pace of innovation across a range of leading technologies, including biotechnology, medical devices, computer software […]

Study Shows Significant New Taxes on Carried Interest Damages Economic Opportunity

New research reveals that taxing carried interest at ordinary income rates will harm new venture capital (VC) fund formation in emerging technology regions in the United States. The study, by Professors Yael Hochberg and John Barrios (of Rice University and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively), finds that taxing carried interest as ordinary income would […]

Technology Plays Big Part in Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The House is expected to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package this week. When you think of infrastructure you don’t normally think about technology, but this bill is more than just roads and bridges. It is squarely focused on modernizing our infrastructure through integration of frontier technology. The legislation includes dozens of programs that seek […]

VC-backed Cyber Companies Need a Federal Government Partner to Win the Cyber Security War

Recently, President Biden hosted a cybersecurity summit with corporate executives and stakeholders to discuss threats and how the public and private sectors can work together to address the issue. The president’s attention to cybersecurity is encouraging as leadership on this issue is critically needed. Cyber-attacks seem to be in the news every week – be […]

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