Referrals and warm intros are limiting diversity in startups and the world of venture capital. Many companies and VC funds rely on employee referrals and recommendations from within their network to attract new talent and investment opportunities. This often results in a relatively homogenous group of people with similar education, socioeconomic backgrounds, and values.
The cultivated meat industry faces challenges related to the production cost and scalability of their products. This has led to difficulties keeping prices at a level comparable to conventionally produced meat.