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How the Valley went to deriding the Winklevosses and the Samwers to emulating them

There was a time it cost millions of dollars to get a consumer product to market. There was a time that it cost millions even to get an Internet consumer product live. There was a time when building an enterprise software business required armies of sales people...

“I miss the frivolous”

“He won’t stop raping me… RU there?... It’s my dad.” It’s a text message Nancy Lublin will never forget. While some companies may have to hammer home their corporate mission everyday to employees and the press, Lublin’s central mission for Crisis Text Line is a clear daily imperative. Show More Summary

Spotify's direct offering is cheaper and simpler than an IPO, but brings new risks for investors

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

“Transparency breeds trust,” Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tweeted after his company filed for a direct stock listing. Ek is certainly right, and so it may be a bit churlish to point out that, whether a company goes public through an IPO orShow More Summary


2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Three years ago this week, we launched #ANGELS and began investing in early-stage startups as a collective. Over 50 investments and thousands of hours of conversations among ourselves and with other women in our industry later, we have more conviction than ever in our mission: to get more women onto the cap tables of successful startups. Show More Summary

How to be “credible” even if you're a woman... and other takeaways from the Berkeley sexual discrimination investigation

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last week, we published an in-depth investigative story about five women who were all driven out of a division of UC Berkeley’s IT department. An on-campus investigation found that two men, Ben Gross and Riff Khan, were responsible for...Show More Summary

Dropbox's prospectus offers encouragement to a weary IPO market

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Dropbox's prospectus offers encouragement to a weary IPO market Dropbox is not only the largest IPO since Snap, it's the company likely to have the biggest influence on this year's IPO market. Despite the abrupt market correction two...Show More Summary

The Bear’s Lair: The untold story of systemic gender discrimination inside UC Berkeley’s IT Department

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Vanessa Kaskiris was born in Hollywood and has blond hair, but she’s not what you are probably picturing right now. Hers was a different version of the California dream. When I first meet her, she tugs at her platinum locks and says,...Show More Summary

Admitted sexual harasser Justin Caldbeck won't be speaking at a Women In STEM conference after all

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last Friday, Valley entrepreneur Niniane Wang was alerted to the existence of the upcoming “Women in STEM Gender Summit” in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum. Sounds great, right? Who doesn’t want more Women in STEM? The conference...Show More Summary

Waymo vs Uber: Was it worth all that attention?

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

As the douche settles after the Waymo vs Uber case, let’s take a moment to ask: What was that all about? This was a civil case between two major name-brand Silicon Valley corporations – Uber and Google –and on that basis alone there’s an argument to be made that it was a business story of some importance, fit for the business section. Show More Summary

THIS is why you don’t build $30 billion companies aimed at just one generation

I have been #longLA since before it was a hashtag, and definitely since before LA had its own consumer Internet decacorn. One of Pando’s first hires was Michael Carney to focus on the LA ecosystem. And he was so good at it, he got poached away to be a VC. I was also long Snapchat way back when everyone else was dismissing it as a sexting app. Show More Summary

Who had Twitter as the safe haven of choice during a tech selloff?

Twitter's stock has nearly doubled in the last six months, against a 11% rise in the Nasdaq Composite. So far in February, while the Nasdaq lost as much as 10% of its value during last week's selloff, the stock traded up 22%. The mighty...Show More Summary

Travis Shrugs: Pando goes to the Uber/Waymo trial, pt 3

In September 2015, at the height of San Francisco’s Indian Summer, then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sat beside Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in front of a crowd of tens of thousands, on a stage erected in the middle of a closed-off street...Show More Summary

How laser is the sauce? Pando goes to the Uber/Waymo trial, pt 2

Just before noon on Tuesday, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stood before the tall wooden double doors of a federal courtroom in San Francisco. As he blithely chatted with a pair of familiar national journalists, his personal council, former U.S. Show More Summary

Turns out no dancing hot dogs were necessary. All that Snap needed was to act like a grown-up

Snap's stock was surging 45% mid-day Wednesday to $20.36 a share after delivering better than expected earnings for the first time since it went public a little more than a year ago. Not only did that rally vault the stock above itsShow More Summary

Pando goes to... the Uber/Waymo trial

After almost a year of anticipation, the big legal fight between Google and Uber finally found its way to a jury on Monday morning. Judge William Alsup’s courtroom and an overflow room down the hall were packed to the limit with squads...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley against Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is in a weird place. The valuations of private companies and amounts of (mostly Asian) capital they are sucking in is unprecedented. The large cap public tech companies look more unbeatable than ever. And yet several of the largest ones are in crisis this year. Not a crisis of valuation, revenues or growth, but of morality...

Facebook, having reached a crossroad, is determined to travel down both paths

Facebook has gone through something of an existential crisis in the past year as evidence of its cancerous effect on democracies emerged and as former developers and loyal users alike decried its soul-corroding potential. Mark Zuckerberg's response journeyed from denial to contrition to a commitment to fix the social machine he created. Show More Summary

Expanding the borders into hell: Can a new crop of female and minority founded venture funds rescue us from the “hoodie kings”?

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Lately, I’ve found a new reason to hope. New waves of startups always begin before you realize it. There aren’t clean breaks, where the old wave of companies all go public and then everyone has a post-mortem on how that went, and then starts up again. Show More Summary

Facebook wants to be liked. Will that be enough to make it change?

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Facebook-- appropriately-- just reminded me that it was a year ago that I wrote one of the most trafficked stories we published all of last year. It was called “Lean Out: The deafening post-November silence of Sheryl Sandberg.” Rapidly...Show More Summary

America's bias against working moms comes down to one question: Do you value your female employees or not?

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Before you consider a single finding in ReCode’s survey of mothers returning to work in the tech world, you need to remember and internalize one reality: Just how backwards this country is when it comes to supporting working moms. According...Show More Summary

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