Category: Business / Startups

June 10, 2021

VC Pledged to 'Do Better' on Diversity. It's Barely Changed

The Black Lives Matter protests drew sympathetic public statements from investors in 2020. One year later, signs of progress are harder to find.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
June 1, 2021

Inside Silicon Valley’s Mayo Marketing Madness

The war on eggs started back in the ’70s, not with the company formerly known as Hampton Creek, but with a little cafe-grocery store in Los Angeles.


by Larissa Zimberoff in Book Excerpt
May 26, 2021

Meet Your Next Angel Investor. They're 19

It’s never been easier to invest in startups, and Gen Z is taking full advantage.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
May 17, 2021

Covid Forced America to Make More Stuff. What Happens Now?

A software entrepreneur pivoted to making masks at the start of the pandemic. The experience opened his eyes: “I thought, ‘Wow, the US really is behind.’”


by Tom Simonite in Business
April 28, 2021

'Miami Tech Week' Wasn't Planned. But the Hype Is Infectious

Founders and funders are flocking to the beach for an impromptu event that some are calling “South by Southeast.”


by Arielle Pardes in Business
April 21, 2021

Need an Angel Investor? Just Open Up Clubhouse

Consider it like ‘Shark Tank’ on your phone: Every week on Angelhouse, founders make a pitch to a panel of investors as hundreds of people listen in.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
April 14, 2021

Is Silicon Valley Dead? Not According to Venture Dollars

In a record quarter for VC funding, California still takes the cake—further evidence that reports of the region’s demise are greatly exaggerated.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
April 5, 2021

Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

“Now is the time to start stepping on the gas,” as one prominent VC firm put it to founders.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
March 30, 2021

One Startup’s Solution for Zoom Fatigue? The Walk and Talk

Spot is a new platform dedicated entirely to walking meetings, launched by a longtime remote work evangelist.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
March 17, 2021

A New WeWork Documentary Relives Its Roller Coaster Story

WeWork: Or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn is a good crash course while you wait for the adaptation starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.


by Arielle Pardes in Business