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Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya: Uber is ‘the great American tragedy playing out’

VC Chamath Palihapitiya says Uber is 'the great American tragedy playing out in a company.'
Julie Larson-Green

Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green is joining $2.5 billion startup Qualtrics

There was a bit of serendipity to how she met Qualtrics CEO years before he convinced her to come work for him.
Chamath Palihapitiya

An early Facebook exec explains why investing in startups without meeting them is the future of venture capital

The former Facebook executive's plan to reinvent the venture capital business may sound crazy, but it just might work.
Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.

Uber investor Shervin Pishevar has been accused of sexual misconduct by a sixth woman

Entrepreneur Laura Fitton told Axios Pishevar forcibly kissed her in 2011 and continued to make advances after she told him no. Pishevar denied the allegations.

Silicon Valley feels incredibly boring right now — here’s what’s really going on

Silicon Valley no longer owns the field for hot consumer technology — and that means the next wave of innovation will look much different.
Silicon Valley has changed a lot since 1991 and the dot-com boom. But investors aren't sweating it.

Tech VCs: Why it looks like Silicon Valley has become boring, and why that’s wrong

LA and NYC have taken some of the juice when it comes to creating hot consumer tech, but Silicon Valley startups are playing a different game these days.

The founder of real estate website Trulia started a VC firm with a new twist on investing: building its own products

NFX recently closed a $150 million fund to invest in early stage startups that can harness the power of network effects.
SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son

SoftBank wants to pay 30% less for Uber stock than Uber’s recent $69 billion valuation

Japan's SoftBank is planning to buy stock in Uber from existing shareholders at a steep discount to the ride-hailing company's latest valuation, Bloomberg says.
SAFTs — Simple Agreements for Future Tokens — may invoke images of a casino. But in many ways, they are similar to traditional initial public offerings.

Here’s what you need to know about SAFTs — the cryptocurrency fundraising craze that’s shaking up venture capital

Venture capital's creative new way of cashing in on the initial coin offering bonanza, SAFTs are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what they are.
WeWork cofounders Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann

WeWork’s cofounder on the company’s $20 billion valuation: ‘Who gives a s—?’

WeWork's cofounder Miguel McKelvey says that the company's valuation "doesn't affect me and the business I'm trying to do."