The Fashion App Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas

SCOTT ROSENBERG BACKCHANNEL 11.22.17 The immigrant entrepreneur’s road to Silicon Valley is paved with visas. And every one tells a tale. In the case of Purva Gupta, who is now the 29-year-old founder of Lily, a Palo Alto-based startup that’s building an AI-driven fashion app, the precious US government documents weave a kind of personal epic. In Read more about The Fashion App Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas[…]

Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

  DECEMBER 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Ben Veghte Melissa Cruz Stacey Berkowitz NVCA American Immigration Council Mayer Brown 202-864-5923 202-507-7518 212-506-2636 bveghte@nvca.org mcruz@immcouncil.org sberkowitz@mayerbrown.com   Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule   WASHINGTON, DC – Foreign entrepreneurs who want to build innovative companies in the U.S. received good news today when United States Read more about Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule[…]

Immigrant entrepreneur Michelle Zatlyn, a cofounder of Cloudflare, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

A Guide for Future Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Stuart Anderson, CONTRIBUTOR After the Trump administration announced it would rescind the International Entrepreneur rule, it left one less option for foreign nationals who wish to start a business in the United States. Although a judge has rebuked the administration for delaying the entrepreneur rule – ironically at the same time the White House sent out a press release announcing Read more about A Guide for Future Immigrant Entrepreneurs[…]

Lawsuit Challenges Postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule

Entrepreneurs, start-up companies and a trade association joined together to oppose the postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). This rule, with an effective date of July 17, 2017, would have permitted foreign entrepreneurs to travel to or stay in the United States to  grow new businesses. Less than a week before the IER was Read more about Lawsuit Challenges Postponement of the International Entrepreneur Rule[…]

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

What do Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common? Apart from their success as entrepreneurs, they all share one distinct characteristic: extensive cross-cultural experience. Huffington grew up in Athens and studied in London before starting her career as a politician and media entrepreneur. Mateschitz Read more about Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?[…]