By Leah Fessler in Quartz at Work –
WHAT’S MY AGE AGAIN?
There’s a scourge in tech that apparently runs even deeper than sexism or racism: ageism.
In a wide-ranging survey of US startup founders polled by venture-capital firm First Round Capital, 37% said age is the strongest investor bias against founders, while 28% cited gender and 26% cited race.
It’s a shame, given that research repeatedly suggests that age diversity promotes productivity and performance, and that older workers take fewer sick days, have better problem-solving skills, and are more likely than younger workers to be highly satisfied in their work.