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The media landscape shifted under Silicon Valley's feet, so now they're trying to silence criticism they don't like

Clubhouse Drop-in audio chat app logo on the App Store is seen displayed on a phone screen in this illustration photo taken in Poland on February 3, 2021. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Reporter Taylor Lorenz has been targeted by billionaire tech investor Marc Andreessen. Lorenz's reporting on Andreessen and companies he's invested, in like Clubhouse and Substack, has drawn heat from the billionaire and his allies. Today's tech elites are trying to send a message to m...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Trends, Tesla, Getty Images, Andreessen, Sheldon Adelson, Peter Thiel, Poland, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, The Washington Post


I spent 4 hours on Clubhouse - this is what it's like on the buzzy, 1-year-old chat app expected to be valued at $4 billion

A screenshot of a room in the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse/Insider Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio social media app featuring conversation rooms that users can tune into. It launched in March 2020 and has grown into a popular platform, reportedly valued at $4 billion. I tried it out and found why it was so successful during the pandemic, when people lacked community. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse is one of those buzzy things I've kept at arm's length for...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Tiffany Haddish, Jaime Dimon, Katie Canales


I used Clubhouse for the first time and enjoyed it way more than I thought I would - it's easy to see why the app is expected to be valued at $4 billion

A screenshot of a room in the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse/Insider Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio social media app featuring conversation rooms that users can tune into. It launched in March 2020 and has grown into a popular platform, reportedly valued at $4 billion. I tried it out and found why it was so successful during the pandemic, when people lacked community. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse is one of those things I've kept at arm's length for month...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Tiffany Haddish, Jaime Dimon, Katie Canales


Partial Q1 Vacation – Books and Running

I sort of took a Q1 Vacation last week. 2021 didn’t really feel like it started for me until January 21st. Yeah, I took a company public on January 4th, but then January 6th happened. It was a cold, dark, and anxious stretch where January felt like it had about 51 days in it. Then I was deep in SPACland and lots of deals and financings. I definitely had some “I just need to get to March 26th, and then I get a break” in my head. We got back to Boulder on a Friday, settled into our house on...
Tags: Guantanamo, Obama, Trends, William Gibson, Boulder, Biden, Sierra, Neal Stephenson, Twilio, Marc Andreessen, Ken Williams, Aspen, Amy, Cooper, Jeff, UNC


How Tribe Capital's Arjun Sethi uses data, not feelings, to choose the startups his fund backs

Arjun Sethi, a cofounder of Tribe Capital. Courtesy of Arjun Sethi When Arjun Sethi was a founder, he thought the VC pitching process was wildly subjective and biased. So he cofounded Tribe Capital in 2018, which invests based on sophisticated data modeling. Tribe Capital's data created Insider's Seed 100 and Seed 25 lists of the best seed VCs. Founder pitch meetings have a lot in common with dating. Founders tell their life stories, their adversity, why their company means somethi...
Tags: Yahoo, Trends, Silicon Valley, National Venture Capital Association, Marc Andreessen, Chamath Palihapitiya, Tribe, Social Capital, Sethi, Carta, Venture, Keith Rabois, Arjun Sethi, Tech Insider, Tribe Capital, Margaux MacColl


Jake Paul looks to knock out the venture capital world with Anti Fund

During every economic boom, there are startup investors who appear on the scene from new corners. Some churn out; others earn the respect of the old guard over time. Jake Paul would be happy to be in the latter camp. Then again, the 24-year-old didn’t become a YouTube star by being conventional. Little wonder that Paul is now jumping into venture capital with a venture outfit called the Anti-Fund. Newly formed with serial entrepreneur Geoffrey Woo, the endeavor is traditional in some ways but ha...
Tags: Youtube, Stanford, Tech, Arizona, Nba, Miami, Andreessen Horowitz, MMA, Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, West Hollywood, PAUL, Nate Robinson, Jake Paul, Geoffrey Woo, Triller


5 current and former junior bankers explain what their daily schedules are really like as burnout mounts: 'Ninety-five hours a week, that's nothing special'

Hello everyone!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:Confessions of Wall Street's burned-out junior bankers.Female former employees say they faced sexism at Fine Brothers Entertainment, the YouTube giant behind the viral 'Kids React' videos. Plus: The latest on the David Dobrik Vlog Squad scandal. It's actually a horrible...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Finance, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, Trends, Credit Suisse, Burnout, Goldman Sachs, Espn, WeWork, Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump


Gillmor Gang: Leave Quietly

It turns out the most important decision made was not the vote to choose (and remove) in the election but Twitter’s permanent banning of the former President from the social network. Suddenly the temperature cooled, the new administration engaged with the details of vaccine rollout, and the second impeachment trial ended with an expected outcome. Twitter’s move was bipartisan if the trial was not. Twitter’s other big move was the acquisition of Revue, a Substack competitor we’re moving to in ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Video, Elon Musk, Tech, Cnn, Fox, House, Gang, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Gillmor Gang, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz


Clubhouse says it will review its policies after Stanford warned that data may be shared with China's government

The social audio app Clubhouse is pictured near a star on the Chinese flag. Florence Lo/Reuters Clubhouse said it would review its data policies after Stanford researchers found security issues. Stanford Internet Observatory researchers said user data was sent as plaintext.  Some users have "found a workaround" to download Clubhouse in China, the company said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Chinese-language users flocked to the Clubhouse audio chat app, interne...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, China, Trends, Research, Data, Shanghai, SEC, Silicon Valley, Agora, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Sio, Tech Insider, Stanford Internet Observatory, David Thiel


Tony Florence, the low-flying head of NEA’s tech practice, on the art of building household brands

Tony Florence isn’t as well known to the public as other top investors like Bill Gurley or Marc Andreessen, but he’s someone who founders with SaaS and especially marketplace e-commerce companies know — or should. He’s responsible for the global tech investing activities for NEA, one of the world’s biggest venture firms in terms of assets under management (it closed its newest fund with $3.6 billion last year). Florence has also been involved with a long list of e-commerce brands to break throug...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Walmart, Vox, Florence, Tfl, Nea, Marc Lore, Marc Andreessen, Bill Gurley, Paltrow, Marc, Amazon Marketplace, Luisana, Scott Sandell, Tony Florence


Tony Florence, the head of NEA’s tech practice, on building breakthrough brands

Tony Florence isn’t as well known to the public as other top investors like Bill Gurley or Marc Andreessen, but he’s someone who founders with SaaS and especially marketplace e-commerce companies know — or should. He’s responsible for the global tech investing activities for NEA, one of the world’s biggest venture firms in terms of assets under management (it closed its newest fund with $3.6 billion last year). Florence has also been involved with a long list of e-commerce brands to break throug...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Walmart, Vox, Florence, Tfl, Nea, Marc Lore, Marc Andreessen, Bill Gurley, Paltrow, Marc, Amazon Marketplace, Luisana, Scott Sandell, Tony Florence


Mark Cuban says he's 'involved' with an upcoming competitor to Clubhouse, the $1 billion invite-only conversation app Silicon Valley can't get enough of

Billionaire "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban will reportedly launch a competitor to Clubhouse later this year. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Mark Cuban will launch a competitor app to the buzzy startup Clubhouse, The Verge reported. "All I can tell you is that I'm involved and love the project," Cuban told Insider. Clubhouse is an invite-only audio chatting platform worth $1 billion. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Mark Cuban is involved in an upcoming competitor to the hot invit...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Elon Musk, Craigslist, News, Dallas Mavericks, Trends, Ap, Billionaires, Mark Cuban, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Shark Tank, Paul Davison, Tech Insider


Social platform veteran Sriram Krishnan is Andreessen Horowitz’s latest general partner

Today, Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen announced that social media product veteran Sriram Krishnan will be joining the firm as their latest general partner. Krishnan, whose previous roles include stints at Snap, Facebook and Twitter, has gained a higher profile in recent weeks from his recurring audio show “The Good Time Show” on Clubhouse. His recent talk with Tesla CEO Elon Musk was something of a watershed moment for the audio chat platform driving plenty of new attention to the b...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Elon Musk, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Andreessen, Software, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Effect, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, World Wide Web


Facebook hides the branded hoodies as 2021 brings the first cataclysm of Marc Andreessen's tech prophecy

Good day, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: For maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight." This week: Facebook hides the hoodies as 2021 brings the first cataclysm of Marc Andreessen's tech prophecy Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen. Reuters Face...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Enterprise, Media, New York City, US, Trends, Earth, Andreessen, Commerce, Aclu, Donald Trump, Rhode Island


4 keys to international expansion

Levin Bunz Contributor Share on Twitter Levin joined Heartcore Capital in 2019 from Global Founders Capital, the billion-dollar VC arm of Rocket Internet, where he was responsible for investments in Canva, Heyjobs, Instarem, Anyfin and others. During my five years with Global Founders Capital, Rocket Internet’s $1 billion VC arm, I saw more than a hundred of Rocket’s incubated companies attempt to internationalize. For b...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Groupon, Tech, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Zimbabwe, Rocket, Rocket Internet, Algeria, Google Ventures, Instacart, Homejoy, Global Founders Capital


Pave raises millions to bring transparency to startup compensation

Compensation within private venture-backed startups can be a confusing minefield that if unsuccessfully navigated can lead to inconsistent salaries and the kind of ambiguity that breeds an unhappy workforce. Pave, a San Francisco-based startup that recently graduated from YC Combinator is aiming to end the pay and equity gap with a software tool it developed to make it easier to track, measure, and communicate how and what they pay their employees. The question is whether Silicon Valley, which h...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Tech, Wyoming, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Glassdoor, Kramer, Carta, Schulman, Kristina Shen, YC Combinator, Emily Kramer, Bessemer Venture Partners Bezos Expeditions, Jeff Bezos Dash Fund


The life and career of Stewart Butterfield, the Flickr cofounder and Slack CEO who just sold his company to Salesforce for $27.7 billion

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Stewart Butterfield founded Slack in 2013 after selling his first startup, Flickr, to Yahoo for more than $20 million. Slack became one of the fastest-growing companies ever, achieving a $1 billion valuation less than a year after it officially launched. Butterfield, whose birth name was Dharma before he changed it at age 12, was born in British Columbia and majored in philosophy in college.  He's currently engaged to a fellow tech f...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Enterprise, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ipo, US, Trends, Bbc, Features, David, Canada, Peru, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Andreessen Horowitz


The rise of Kevin Systrom, who founded Instagram 10 years ago and built it into one of the most popular apps in the world

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  The New York Times reported last month that Systrom was rece...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


Golden raises $14.5M to build a wiki-style database of tech knowledge

Golden is announcing that it has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by previous investor Andreessen Horowitz, with the firm’s co-founder Marc Andreessen joining the startup’s board of directors. When Golden launched last year, founder and CEO Jude Gomila told me that his goal was to create a knowledge base focused on areas where Wikipedia’s coverage is often spotty, particularly emerging technology and startups. Gomila told me this week that “companies, technologies and ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Wikipedia, Funding, Tech, Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Crunchbase, U S Air Force, Golden, Holden Page, Jude Gomila, Gomila, DCVC Harpoon Ventures, Gigafund `` Golden


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's rumored to be a candidate to lead TikTok

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's reportedly one possible candidate to be TikTok's next CEO

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra asks 6 VCs how to raise funding when the sky is falling

Rahul Vohra Contributor Share on Twitter Rahul Vohra is the founder and CEO of email app Superhuman. When I wrote about how to run your startup in a downturn, the world was on the brink of recession. The economy contracted sharply — and the effects of the 2020 recession will persist. If you are a founder, you can help. You can build companies that connect people, create employment and spark lasting change. “Building is how ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Founder, Marc Andreessen, Superhuman, Corporate Finance, Dan Rose, Sarah Guo, Rahul Vohra, Bill Trenchard


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Mario Tama/Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. Warren Buffett scores a $570 million gain on his new Japanese stocks in just 2 days. Warren Buffett is famous for moving markets when he makes a bet, as other investors trust his judgement and pile into whatever he's bought. The "Buffett Effect" may have generated a $570 million gain for its namesake in just ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, China, Global, US, Trends, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Financial Times, Marc Andreessen, Jpmorgan, Fitch, US Fed, Mohamed El Erian, El Erian, Brainard


Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s technically and ethically complex

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world's digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org's promise that 'Anybody can learn!' to Apple chief executive Tim Cook's comment that writing code is 'fun and interactive', the art and science of making software is now as accessible as the alphabet. Unfortunately, this rosy portrait bears no relation to reality. For starters, the profile of a programmer's mind is pretty uncommon. As well as being highly analytica...
Tags: Apple, Google, Programming, Facebook, Hollywood, Learning, Internet, Computers, Code, Engineering, Innovation, Tim Cook, Cia, Marc Andreessen


The 10 best startup incubators and accelerators to help your new business grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerators help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural to fear l...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


The best startup incubators and accelerators to help your new business grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerator programs help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural t...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


These 10 startup incubators and accelerators can add value to your business and help it grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerator programs help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural t...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


10 startup incubators and accelerators that can add value to your business and help it grow fast

Just one in 12 startups succeed, with most failing between their second and fifth year of growth. Startup incubators can help startups learn how to succeed, and accelerator programs help early-stage businesses grow faster. On average, incubated businesses have an 87% survival rate over five years. We researched the industry to find 10 startup incubators and accelerators that can help you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's natural t...
Tags: New York, Stanford, US, Trends, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, North America, Khan Academy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Marc Andreessen, Blackrock


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective VCs

Chances are, you’ve read or at least heard about the book “The 7 habits of highly effective people“. First published in 1989 and with over 40 million copies sold, It’s one of the bestselling non-fiction books in history. For the 30 year anniversary, the publishers kindly sent me a copy of the new edition with fresh insights from Stephen R. Covey’s son, Sean Covey. Last year I published on VC Cafe a post titled the 7 habits of highly effective people… in startups, and this time will I ap...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Trends, Silicon Valley, Marc Andreessen, Sean Covey, Don, Adam Grant, Chade Meng Tan, Covey, Frontline Ventures, Stephen R Covey, Mike Maples Jr, William McMillan, Remagine Ventures


The impact of Covid-19 on Global Venture and the Case for Israel

A new report on global venture capital investment volume shows that H1 2020 investments in startups reached $129 billion (this includes all stages as well as CVC activity). It’s a 6.5% decline from H1 2019 ($138 billion), but the impact on VC funding is less than originally projected. It appears that VCs got comfortable doing deals over Zoom. Source: Crunchbase On a regional basis H1 2020 VC investment activity shows varied impact: Europe down 20% (Source) ?US down 10% (Source) ?Isr...
Tags: Europe, Israel, US, Trends, Intel, Marc Andreessen, Amdocs, KamaTech, Global Venture, Haredi, IATI