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Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Facebook usage declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Entering this redefined playing field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose clever trick is something it calls “Reveal videos” – a way for creators to take both horizontal and vertical video in one shot from their mobile device. Video viewers can then twist their phone as the video plays to watch from a new perspective and see more of the sc...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Hollywood, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat, Fox, Mountain View, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lightspeed, Sxsw, Redwood City, Vincent Yang, Meg Whitman, Grenier, Stanford MBA


These 14 startups — endorsed by the seed-stage investment firm Pear — just hit the fundraising trail

Earlier this week, in a beautiful garden in Woodside, Ca., the team at the five-year-old, seed-stage venture firm Pear hosted it fifth annual demo day. It’s an event that’s limited to roughly 100 VCs who year after year happily fill the space to see what Pear — which has written early checks to the “unicorn” delivery service DoorDash and newly public Guardant Health, among others — has up its sleeve. As with last year, what those investors wound up seeing on Tuesday was 15 teams, most of them...
Tags: Amazon, TC, New York, Mexico, Stanford, India, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Palo Alto, Harvard, International Space Station, Venture Capital, Brazil, Silicon Valley


OK, So Maybe Not ALL MBA Entrepreneurs Are Oxymorons

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBA’s. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” – Elon Musk, Founder Tesla Motors and SpaceX MBA’s are an easy target for entrepreneurs’ scorn. As Peter Thiel, Co-founder of PayPal and Palantir once put it, MBA’s are “high extrovert/low conviction people.” A nice way of saying they can be arrogant mercenaries....
Tags: Google, Startups, Mba, Stanford, US, Entrepreneur, Paypal, Harvard, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, John, Palantir, Grabtaxi, PitchBook Data, Behance, Wharton


Twitter’s former Head of People EMEA joins VC firm Atomico as Partner

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, is announcing a number of new hires to its investment team, including new Partner Caroline Chayot, who previously led the EMEA HR team at Twitter. I’m told she’ll be working alongside existing Atomico Partner Dan Hynes, who was formerly the Director of Global Staffing at Skype, with the pair helping meet increased demand from Atomico’s portfolio companies for talent support. At Twitter, Chayot is said to have support...
Tags: Google, TC, Twitter, Europe, London, Australia, San Francisco, Tech, New Zealand, Switzerland, Deutsche Bank, Skype, Wall Street Journal, Niklas Zennstrom, Atomico, Nordics


How to get an internship with the “Truffle Principle”

If you’re a college student, your summers will go one of two ways: You’ll party with your friends every single night until school starts again You’ll work at an internship (and party with your coworkers every single night until school starts again) If you fall into the second group, congrats! Don’t go too crazy and remember to show up to the office on time. However, if you’re in the first one, I want you to smack yourself. Then I want you to find an internship. Not only will they offer you a ...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Craigslist, College, Marketing, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Linkedin, Karen, Washington Dc, Conan, Silicon Valley, Caa, Anna Wintour, Dream Job


The 23 richest self-made billionaires are worth $1 trillion — here they all are

Not all billion-dollar fortunes are created equal. Some of the world's richest inherit their vast sums of wealth from their family — others build from scratch. Of the 30 richest people on earth, 23 fall into the latter camp. Together, their combined net worth eclipses $1 trillion. That's according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which recently relaunched and expanded online to include 500 billionaires across the globe.  For the ranking, Business Insider culled data from the Bloomberg Billi...
Tags: Google, UK, England, Microsoft, China, US, America, Trends, Nike, Bloomberg, Netflix, Budapest, Hungary, Michael Jordan, Nba, Omaha


The 18 richest people in America

One-third of the 500 billionaires on the recently relaunched Bloomberg Billionaires Index — including the top three — hail from the US. The 18 richest — culled from the global top 30 — are worth an astounding $793 billion — more than the annual GDP of the Netherlands, Turkey, or Switzerland. The two richest people in America are no surprise: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett maintain their lead at the top despite being the two most generous people on earth. But US tech moguls continue to creep towar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, England, Microsoft, Stanford, Satya Nadella, US, America, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Bloomberg


The 30 richest people on earth

The wealthiest 30 people in the world control a staggering portion of the world economy: $1.23 trillion — more than the annual GDP of Spain, Mexico, or Turkey.  That's according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which recently relaunched and expanded online to include 500 billionaires across the globe. The ranking updates daily to provide up-to-the-minute data on the world's wealthiest men and women. You can read about the ranking's full methodology here. Business Insider has culled the 30 ri...
Tags: Amazon, UK, England, China, US, America, Trends, Nike, Bloomberg, Turkey, Netflix, Budapest, Hungary, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James


How to get an internship with the “Truffle Principle”

Interns are like salt. Salt is a commodity. You don’t care which brand of salt you get…they’re all the same to you. You can substitute one brand of salt for another and nobody would be able to tell the difference. And as a result, the price of commodity salt is extremely low. Much like interns. Interns are easily substitutable bodies that only serve to fill headcount requirements. You do NOT want to be a commodity. If you are, you’re exactly the same as the next 100 interns. And that means it’s ...
Tags: Marketing, San Francisco, Karen, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Dream Job, Sun Microsystems, Stanford MBA


A venture capital firm with $9 billion has poached a Facebook exec to invest in Israeli startups (FB)

Accel Partners, a venture capital firm that has invested in Spotify, BlaBlaCar and DropBox, has hired a Facebook executive to find the most promising technology companies in Israel. Nir Blumberger, a corporate development executive at Facebook, will be leading investments in consumer and enterprise startups in the region on behalf of Accel, which has $9 billion (£6.17 billion) under management globally, with $2.5 billion (£1.7 billion) of that specifically for startups in Europe and Israel.  Blu...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Balderton Capital, London, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Silicon Valley, Accel Partners, Accel, Index Ventures, Balderton, Philippe Botteri, McKinsey Company, Nir


A venture capital firm with $2.5 billion has poached a Facebook exec to invest in Israeli startups (FB)

Accel Partners, a venture capital firm that has invested in Spotify, BlaBlaCar and DropBox, has hired a Facebook executive to find the most promising technology companies in Israel. Nir Blumberger, a corporate development executive at Facebook, will be leading investments in consumer and enterprise startups in the region on behalf of Accel, which has $2.5 billion (£1.7 billion) under management. Blumberger, who was born and raised in Israel, will be working with Accel's London team, which raised...
Tags: Facebook, Balderton Capital, London, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Silicon Valley, Accel Partners, Accel, Index Ventures, Balderton, Philippe Botteri, McKinsey Company, Nir, Lars Fjeldsoe Nielsen


Stanford Pass Down House Summer Sublet (atherton) $1700 1bd

Hi folks, We are a group of 4 Stanford MBA's who are subletting our pass down house for the summer. The house is a 10 min drive to campus and is near great grocery stores and restaurants. We have a 4 bed 3 bath fully furnished house that has lots of [...]
Tags: Stanford, Stanford MBA


Not the Disruption We Need

"Disruption" is a favorite term among critics describing the comeuppance due to overly-expensive under-performing colleges and universities. Changing demographics, consumer resistance to tuition prices, new technologies, workforce demands and public expectations for better outcomes are all part of the disruption. Some observers claim the disruption will force higher education to change its entire model, from hallowed traditions like residential campuses and faculty tenure to fundamental struct...
Tags: Apple, Maryland, Education, Gm, Cambridge, University Of Virginia, Kafka, Huffington Post, Newman, University of Missouri, Wolfe, University of Iowa, Spellings, Margaret Spellings, Tim Wolfe, Teresa Sullivan