‘You don’t become less ambitious’: the female startup founders going public with their pregnancies

More female startup founders are blowing up conventional ideas that having a newborn and building a startup dont mix In late January, Amy Nelson, the founder of the Riveter co-working network, posted an ultrasound on Twitter. Thats my baby girl, she wrote. She arrives in June #proudmama. Though baby announcements arent uncommon on social media, for startup world, this tweet was surprising. Female startup founders have historically shied away from going public with their pregnancies. Investors the lifeblood of startup funding have frequently hesitated to bet on companies whose founder might soon be juggling a newborn. Nelson, however, is not keeping her pregnancy on the down-low. In 2017, she walked away from a high-powered litigation career, frustrated with widespread bias …