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Y Combinator is known for its commitment to doing things in person. But coronavirus has forced the Silicon Valley accelerator to make its Demo Day, when founders pitch ideas to investors, an online event this year. Learn more about how the pandemic is changing how startups get funded in this week’s field guide. ✦

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  • Unless VCs can come to terms with doing things remotely rather than in person, it's going to be a very difficult year for startups to raise money. One risk is that VCs will only be comfortable investing remotely in people they already know, only furthering the lack of diversity in who gets funded.