Getting Freelancers Paid, Starting Up in London, Recruiting More Women: May 16

Illustration by André da Loba

Nick Bilton writes about Assignmint, a startup that helps freelancers manage the business side of their work. The company currently focuses on writers, but is gearing up to expand to financial services, academia, and information technology. [New York Times]

As British banks fail to regain ground lost since the financial crisis, tech startups are perking up London’s economy, writes Jeremy Kahn. [Bloomberg News]

Dan Huttenlocher, the dean of Cornell University’s New York City technology campus, talks to Daniel P. Tucker about the school’s first class of students, and what the program can do to recruit more women and minorities (audio). [WNYC]

The value of Ashton Kutcher’s venture capital fund, A-Grade Investments, has become a point of contention in the actor’s divorce from Demi Moore. [New York Post]

Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen says the matchmaking app can be about more than just dating. [Bloomberg Television]

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