I’ve been writing about corporate VCs a lot in the last few year and most of you simply don’t give a fuck.
This week’s guest on our “Uterus is a Feature Not a Bug” podcast is Samantha Ettus, an author and radio show host who has interviewed hundreds of working moms for her new book “The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction.” I caught Ettus in the middle of a jam-packed San Francisco leg of her book tour, where she’s trying to go speak at as many companies as she can.
Last night was the third and final presidential debate. The last night when the first female presidential nominee from a major party was forced to debase herself by standing on stage with a man who has smeared and abused her, as he's smeared and abused countless other women.
Last December, after astonishingly sexist and backwards comments made by Mike Moritz, Sequoia’s Alfred Lin acknowledged that Sequoia Capital-- the most dominant venture capital firm throughout the history of Silicon Valley-- has a gender problem.
Above is the photo that Yahoo put up on its Investor Relations page to accompany its third-quarter, and possibly final, earnings report.
God damn this venture market refusing to do what well-placed VCs insist it must! So: The on demand space.
It’s that time of year again! This time last year we launched Pando Patrons, a $500 a year “super membership” tier to help support our journalism and keep up independent.
Here’s a fun story from Forbes this morning. A newly unearthed court filing shows that California-based Department of Justice agents requested court authorization to force suspects to unlock their fingerprint-secured phones during a search. Yes, force them.
It’s almost like making cars is hard. That shouldn’t be a surprise. What is a surprise is that that’s come as such a shock to tech leaders.
About a week ago, I started hearing rumors that, contrary to what I’ve been arguing for the better part of a year, Uber was planning to go public in the first half of 2017.
Yesterday, the Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong reported on a SF ballot measure to allow the city to sweep homeless tent encampments from sidewalks.
It’s about that time in the startup cycle. We’re all exhausted and sick of everyone’s shit.
Let’s play Jeopardy! This vast organization in in total disarray. It’s lame duck leader finds himself shackled to the billionaire fascist he formally endorsed.
NastyGal -- no matter what has befallen it in recent years -- was an insane success story from its humble roots of an eBay shop built by a young woman with an uncanny sense of style, business acumen, and understanding of who her “girl” is.
For at least a year now, it’s been pretty easy to call Twitter the new Yahoo. A company that was core to the development and evolution of the consumer Internet, one beloved by many Valley insiders, and still a valuable asset.
On Friday afternoon, as the rest of the world was learning that Donald Trump had boasted of sexually assaulting women, I had my phone switched off.
Amazon and Netflix are considered twin forces fucking up Hollywood. Their stars are elbowing networks out of awards ceremonies.
For anyone wondering if karma is real, the past week has offered plenty of supporting evidence. On Monday we learned that, contrary to earlier reporting, Univision’s purchase of Gawker Media did not actually include the company’s most toxic brand: Gawker.com itself.
“I’ve never had to get to three,” she said. Every parent knows exactly what that means, but there’s aren’t many who can say they’re never had to get there.
My issues with Pierre Omidyar’s $250m journalism startup, The Intercept, are well documented. Many media organizations, including Pando, have investors but the fact that the Intercept is 100% owned by a single tech billionaire creates an insane risk of conflicts of interest.