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Loyal has contributed thought leadership pieces to Harvard Business Review and Institutional Investor magazines, among others, as well as participating in podcasts.

Publications

The Pervasive, Head-Scratching, Risk-Exploding Problem With Venture Capital

Institutional Investor
September 29, 2020

Three VC experts run the numbers and conclude: Everyone's doing it wrong.

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Has Venture Capital Strayed From Its Roots?

INSEAD Knowledge
July 6, 2020

Take a step back in time to observe how Georges Doriot – the founder of both VC and INSEAD – set up a machine to fuel and fund innovation and development.

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How the VC Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review
January 13, 2020

Women who venture into entrepreneurship are not poised to get a fair deal. The authors argue that bias within the VC industry is preventing funds from being allocated to the best investment opportunities, so if we want both better VC outcomes and more gender balance in entrepreneurship, we need to root out the bias hampering ventures at their earliest stages. The research suggests that the pitching process is the best place to start.

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Getting Rid of Gender Bias in Venture Capital

INSEAD Knowledge
August 12, 2019

The gender gap in VC doesn’t merely reflect society’s sexism. It’s an alarm bell, warning of an industry’s obsolescence.

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Entrepreneurship not an opportunity for all

Toronto Star
April 23, 2019

Entrepreneurship is almost always a path open only to those who already have wealth. Two programs that helped would be entrepreneurs have been cancelled in Ontario.

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Why Venture Capitalists Should Invest Like Poker Players

INSEAD Knowledge
July 24, 2018

No matter your level of experience, early-stage investments are considered high-risk gambles. Why not treat them as such?

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Podcasts

How Loyal Built a Diverse and Inclusive Startup Portfolio

The Orbit Shift Podcast
April 13, 2021

Kamal Hassan on how Loyal VC built a diverse and inclusive portfolio

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Design a process to avoid investment biases

Sure Shot Entrepreneur
September 2, 2020

Kamal Hassan, Managing Partner at Loyal, explains how the power of his network helps avoid negative effects of biases in investing.

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