Startup founders say age bias is rampant in tech by age 36

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.

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