General Solicitation and Startup Funding, Minorities in Tech, Angie Hicks as Intern: July 11

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A Securities and Exchange Commission vote clearing the way for hedge fund advertising also has implications for how startups raise money, according to Josh Constine and Gregory Ferenstein. [TechCrunch]

Cultivated Wit founder Baratunde Thurston, Collaborative Fund venture capitalist Kanyi Maqubela, and Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant were on Twitter chatting about minorities in tech. [Twitter]

McKay Coppins writes that there’s a small business registered to the home address of New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)—a lingerie company operated by Shaheen’s daughter. [BuzzFeed]

Angie Hicks was a “frumpy, introverted economics major” when she met her Angie’s List co-founder Bill Oesterle in 1994, writes Miguel Helft. [Fortune]

Aereo always expected to get sued, says IAC Chairman Barry Diller, who backs the Internet TV startup (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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