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Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 2018

CULTIVATED: Inside the cannabis industry’s meltdown, teen use creeps up in legal states, and an exclusive look at industry salaries

In this edition, we talk to 11 cannabis execs and experts about the industry's meltdown, and where it goes from here.

Andrew Yang and his loyal ‘knights’ of Silicon Valley

In this week's edition of the Trending newsletter, we visit Andrew Yang's tech fundraiser and speak with Amazon's Werner Vogels.
Sherlock, one of Notion's office mascots, looks out over a sea of shoes belonging to the company's employees.

Inside Notion’s ‘secret’ San Francisco office, where the startup hides from VCs that were literally knocking at the door and employe...

The buzzy startup had VCs literally knocking on its door wanting to invest. So when it moved offices, Notion kept its address secret from Google Maps.
Sherlock, one of Notion's office mascots, looks out over a sea of shoes belonging to the company's employees.

Inside Notion’s ‘secret’ San Francisco office, where the startup hides from VCs that were literally knocking at the door and employe...

The buzzy startup had VCs literally knocking on its door wanting to invest. So when it moved offices, Notion kept its address secret from Google Maps.
isee cofounder Yibiao Zhao

This autonomous trucking startup out of MIT wants computers to think like human drivers, and it just became the first self-driving truck investment fo...

The startup wants to give computers "common sense," a new approach to the red hot self-driving industry. It raised $15 million from Founders Fund.
Chemdawg marijuana plants grow at a facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada October 29, 2019.

CULTIVATED: Wealth managers open up to cannabis stocks, top 25 cannabis startups, and more.

In this edition, we got the scoop on how the largest US wealth managers are opening their doors to cannabis stocks, and more.

LISTEN: Investors are betting $3.3 billion that your gut is the next frontier for the hottest part of healthcare

Several high-profile startups that promised to draw insights from the bacteria living in and on us, known as the microbiome, have failed in recent months.
Kleiner Perkins founder Tom Perkins (left) and Don Valentine attend Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen, and other Silicon Valley leaders paid tribute to late Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine

Don Valentine was widely regarded as the father of Silicon Valley's modern venture capital ecosystem.
Don Valentine of Sequoia Capital attends Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87

Don Valentine took early bets on Atari and Apple in the 1970s, decisions that cemented Sequoia Capital's reputation in Silicon Valley venture capital.
Shiru founder and CEO Jasmine Hume (right) and Deena Shakir of Lux Capital.

A former scientist at one of Silicon Valley’s top food startups just landed $3.5 million to take on a $240 billion market using tools from Big P...

Because Shiru isn’t putting a stake in one particular kind of food, it has the potential to disrupt an entire class of animal-based products.