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Finally, a Wearable That Doesn’t Scream “Wearable”

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Dr. Brainlove, dubbed “The Most Burning Man Thing Ever,” is a school bus-size brain that changes color based on neurological activity. For Playa revelers, it was a source of wonder. For Misfit Wearable senior engineer Rachel Kalmar, it was research.

Misfit also partnered with women’s fashion brand Chromat—a cool kid in the fashion industry—for a high fashion accessory line, positioning itself for use over its uglier wearable counterparts. Kalmar, who helped bring these to life, is working to make wearables blossom into the popular devices they were meant to be. Full story on Fast Company

Venture Capital In Silicon Valley Isn’t Diverse, And That’s A Problem For America

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 11.42.30 AMNew questions have been raised about the diversity of the venture capital world. Freada Kapor Klein, a partner at venture capital firm Kapor Capital, says that for years she’s been mistreated and seen inappropriate things happen to women in the industry. “That’s what being a woman in business has meant in the last few decades,” she says. See my full feature on the important subject and let me know your thoughts!

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