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The tech industry has long been reckoning with how it treats women, culminating in books, viral blog posts, and firings. A slew of high-profile tech companies and VC firms have also been served gender discrimination lawsuits, including Twitter.
One of the plaintiffs was Tina Huang, who filed a claim against Twitter in 2015 on behalf of herself and about 135 other women engineers who felt they were being passed up for leadership positions. Although that suit stalled — in 2018, a California court ruled that it could not move forward as class-action — Huang’s career did not. In 2016, she founded developer startup Transposit with cofounder Adam Leventhal to make it easier for developers to juggle different APIs across multiple platforms.
The firm just raised a $35 million Series B round in September at a $135 million valuation, according to Pitchbook, as it expands into broader IT services.
Huang, a long-time engineer who worked at Apple and Google along with a handful of smaller firms, has been deliberate along the way about making sure that Transposit avoids some of the patterns she’s experienced at other tech companies.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech