Category: Business / Startups

September 23, 2020

Arlan Hamilton and Katie Rae Say Tech Can Do Well—and Do Good

At the WIRED25 event, the two investors say traditional venture capital misses opportunities because it is a monoculture.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
September 3, 2020

Startup Perks Go Remote—and Take a More Inclusive Approach

Tech companies are swapping on-campus gourmet chefs for free snack deliveries, but they’re also stepping up childcare support and mental health services.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
August 6, 2020

Facebook Has More to Learn From the Ad Boycott

Rashad Robinson, an organizer behind the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, says civil rights groups can’t be left to police the company by themselves.

by Steven Levy in Business
July 15, 2020

An Ethics Guide for Tech Gets Rewritten With Workers in Mind

The Ethical Explorer Pack is designed to help Silicon Valley’s rank and file—not just CEOs—steer products away from harmful directions.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
July 12, 2020

These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley

Spurned by traditional venture capital firms, three businesspeople turned to other funders, government contracts, and their own savings to launch companies.

by Sherrell Dorsey in Business
June 25, 2020

A New Card Ties Your Credit to Your Social Media Stats

Founded by Instagram and finance alums, Karat wants to be the black card in every influencer’s wallet.

by Arielle Pardes in Business