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The winners and losers of a quiet JPMorgan week

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, Well, it wasn't quite the rain-soaked, networking-filled week I've grown accustomed to preparing for every January when trekking out to the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. But I will say I'm pretty grateful to come out of this week without a ruined pair of shoes and without the classic post-JPM cold.Thanks to all who shared their plans for this week. I got the sense that everyone seemed to be having a slowed-down week with some meetings, but more t...
Tags: Startups, UK, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Vc, Healthcare, Medicare, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Khosla, Vinod Khosla


Mount Sinai is booking 100 patients a minute to receive the Covid-19 vaccine using Zocdoc's new scheduling service

ZocDoc mobile app homepage. Courtesy of ZocDoc. ZocDoc New York City's Mount Sinai hospital system has already had 100,000 healthcare workers and patients sign up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine using Zocdoc's new immunization scheduling feature. Zocdoc's CEO said the new service is the company's "contribution to this public health effort." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mount Sinai, New York City's largest academic medical system, has booked more than 100,000 Covid-19...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Vinod Khosla, Zocdoc, Mount Sinai, Oliver Kharraz, Moderna, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Kharraz


Inside Sana Biotechnology's plans to go public

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Well, we've made it to the final day of this year's virtual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. I'm nowhere near as exhausted as I usually am by the long days, but I am starting to miss actually bumping into people in San Francisco. What's been your takeaway from the virtual conference? Let me know at [email protected] as we head toward the end of a busy week, I wanted to introduce you all to the newest member of the team, Allison DeAngeli...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Healthcare, Medicare, Silicon Valley, Fda, Pfizer, Seattle, S-1, Microbiome, Vinod Khosla, Trump, SPAC, Sana, Gauss, Ro


'President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me.' Billionaire Trump donor Doug Leone blames Trump for the insurrection.

Sequoia's Doug Leone is the latest conservative billionaire businessman to renounce his support for Trump after last week's insurrection. Getty Images Billionaire VC Doug Leone was once one of Trump's strongest supporters in Silicon Valley, donating over $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign. He told Insider he no longer supports the president after his role in inciting the riots on Capitol Hill last week.  "After last week's horrific events, President Trump lost many of his sup...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Politics, Congress, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Sequoia


Top VCs name the 46 climate-tech startups to watch in 2021

Fusion-energy startup General Fusion is among the 46 climate-tech startups that VCs say are set to pop in 2021 General Fusion VCs are pouring money into climate-tech startups developing everything from batteries to machines that capture carbon emissions. We asked 15 top firms and incubators, from Khosla Ventures to Greentown Labs, which startups they think are set to soar in the year ahead.  They shared 46 companies, which are developing wildly different technologies. The full list is avai...
Tags: US, Trends, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Impossible Foods, Navdeep Bains, Kirsch, Greentown Labs, General Fusion, Benji Jones, Emily Kirsch, Karn Manhas, Annett Rozek


The 46 climate-tech startups that VCs say are set to pop in 2021

Fusion-energy startup General Fusion is among the 46 climate-tech startups that VCs say are set to pop in 2021 General Fusion VCs are pouring money into climate-tech startups developing everything from batteries to machines that capture carbon emissions. We asked 15 top firms and incubators, from Khosla Ventures to Greentown Labs, which startups they think are set to soar in the year ahead.  They shared 46 companies, which are developing wildly different technologies. The full list is avai...
Tags: US, Trends, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Impossible Foods, Kirsch, Greentown Labs, General Fusion, Benji Jones, Emily Kirsch, Kendra Kuhl Nicholas Flanders, Etosha Cave Opus


WorkWhile raises $3.5M to bring more flexibility and benefits to hourly work

While there’s been plenty of recent debate around the gig economy, Jarah Euston argued that it’s time to a rethink a bigger part of the workforce — hourly workers. Euston, who was previously an executive at mobile advertising startup Flurry and a co-founder at data operations startup Nexla, told me that although 80 million Americans are paid on an hourly basis, the current system doesn’t work particular well for either employers or workers. On the employer side, there are usually high rates of t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Euston, Nexla, San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles Orange County, WorkWhile, Jarah Euston, So Euston, Michael Zavala, Dallas Forth Worth Given, Ansel Ivy


Energy experts share their top predictions for 2021 - and meet the 46 climate-tech startups VCs say are set to pop

The startup Glydways, backed by Khosla Ventures, is developing a form of sustainable public transit. Glydways Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected]'re off next week, so there won't be a newsletter. Ticktock, 2020. Your time is running out. It was a year to ...
Tags: Energy, London, Obama, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Michigan, Epa, New Mexico, Biden, North Carolina, Interior Department, Arcadia


Twitter sends Periscope to its app abattoir while MacKenzie Scott sets a $4 billion example for the rest of the tech billionaires

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. This will be the last weekly newsletter of 2020 - Insider Tech will be back in January! 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 listening to George Benson's version of "Take Five." This week: Twitter's app abattoir and MacKenzie Scott's $4 bil...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, London, Enterprise, Microsoft, NYC, US, Trends, Cisco, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Vine, Pentagon


Twitter sends Periscope to its app abattoir while MacKenzie Scott sets a $4 billion example for the rest the tech billionaires

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. This will be the last weekly newsletter of 2020 - Insider Tech will be back in January! 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 listening to George Benson's version of "Take Five." This week: Twitter's app abattoir and MacKenzie Scott's $4 bil...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, London, Enterprise, Microsoft, NYC, US, Trends, Cisco, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Vine, Pentagon


Meet the 46 climate-tech startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in 2021

Glydways is developing a public transportation system in which commuters travel in electric pod cars on a fixed track. Glydways VCs are pouring money into climate-tech startups developing everything from batteries to machines that capture carbon emissions. We asked 15 top firms and incubators, from Khosla Ventures to Greentown Labs, which startups they think are set to soar in the year ahead.  They shared 46 companies, which are developing wildly different technologies. The full list is av...
Tags: US, Trends, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Impossible Foods, Kirsch, Greentown Labs, Benji Jones, Emily Kirsch


Some of tech's biggest names donated millions of dollars ahead of the 2020 election, and most of it went to Democrats

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images / Netflix Tech industry executives have donated millions during this election cycle, mostly to Democratic campaigns and PACs, CNBC found.  Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz donated $24 million and was a major contributor to the pro-Biden super PAC Future Forward USA. Other executives, like Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings, donated more $5 million to Democratic PACs.  Silicon Valley has historically leaned left, and both CNBC and Protocol found...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Senate, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, Joe Biden, Netflix, House, PACs, Steve Ballmer, Reid Hoffman


Rocket Lab backer Vinod Khosla among tech titans spending the most to beat Donald Trump

Rocket Lab investor Vinod Khosla has made Recode's list of the 15 tech moguls who have donated the most to efforts to defeat US President Donald Trump and his allies.The publication says the billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Vinod Khosla


Khosla Ventures seeks $1.1 billion for its latest fund

Khosla Ventures, the eponymous venture firm helmed by longtime Silicon Valley rainmaker, Vinod Khosla, is raising  $1.1 billion for its latest venture fund, according to documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing was first spotted by Ari Levy over at CNBC. Khosla Ventures files to raise $1.1 billion fund. Some beach reading: https://t.co/eKXq92kDMP — Ari Levy (@levynews) October 14, 2020 Khosla, whose investing career began at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Bye...
Tags: TC, Okta, Tech, Oscar, Silicon Valley, Stripe, Instacart, Cylance, Khosla, Affirm, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, John Doerr, Securities And Exchange Commission, Impossible Foods


A clean energy company now has a market cap rivaling ExxonMobil

The news last week that NextEra Energy, a U.S. utility and renewable energy company, briefly overtook ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable energy producer shows just how valuable sustainable businesses have become. It’s yet another proof point that there are billions of dollars available for companies focused on renewable energy alone — and a sign that, finally, the floodgates may be about to open for companies that build their businesses to service a sustainability re...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Food, TC, Japan, Microsoft, Tech, Renewable Energy, ExxonMobil, Tesla, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill Gates, Sustainable Energy, Jeff Bezos, North America, Chemicals


Motif Foodworks preps commercial production for its first ingredient, improving the flavor of beef substitutes

Motif Foodworks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product an ingredient to improve the flavor of beef substitutes. The expansion of Motif’s manufacturing capacity presages the commercial availability of its new flavoring, which should be on folded into consumer products by the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Motif chief executive Jonathan McIntyre. “We’re making the prod...
Tags: Food, TC, Tech, Bill Gates, New Zealand, Reid Hoffman, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Chemicals, Food Science, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Ma, Consumer Products, Vinod Khosla, John Doerr, Ginkgo Bioworks


Your first sales hire should be a missionary, not a mercenary

Micah Smurthwaite Contributor Share on Twitter Micah Smurthwaite is a partner at Next47 focusing on investments in enterprise software, infrastructure, cybersecurity and frontier technology companies. As the first sales hire at Cloudflare, I learned firsthand from both our high growth and my own mistakes how to build a world-class sales team. Early hires are the cultural cornerstones of an organization. As Vinod Khosla desc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sales, Tech, Staffing, Vinod Khosla, Sun Microsystems, Team Building, Distribution, Soft Skills, Micah Smurthwaite


Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 25 startups that Bill Gates is betting on to revolutionize the future of energy

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth over $110 billion.  He's invested a sizeable chunk of cash into clean-energy companies, largely through a billion-dollar fund he spearheads called Breakthrough Energy Ventures.  Gates funds a wide range of technologies, but many of them fall within the categories of long-duration storage, nuclear energy, and carbon capture.  Business Insider compiled a list of the 25 clean-energy companies...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Boston, Nigeria, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Earth, Mit, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Denmark, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley


With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech

Sonny Vu, the former founder and chief executive of the wearable technology company, Misfit, has had a busy summer since he was named the new chief executive of 3D printing technology company, Arevo. Vu’s new startup brought on a new executive management team, launched a crowdfunding campaign for its 3D printed Superstrata bicycle and is now announcing the close of a $25 million financing round to support the growth of its business. It’d be a lot for anyone to take on even if it didn’t happen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Spacex, Tech, Airbus, Vietnam, Fossil, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Ggv Capital, Miller, Sonny, Achilles, Trae Vassallo


Entrepreneurship And The Climate Crisis

Vinod Khosla penned a fantastic blog post this week outlining how a few entrepreneurs have made a material impact on clean energy and reducing our collective carbon footprint in the last decade and how a few more can move the needle even further in the next one. Vinod starts off with this statement: 12–15 entrepreneurs, driven by entrepreneurial energy and passion for a vision, and a little bit of luck, could change the climate crisis into societal transformation This is music to our ea...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Trends, USV, Vinod Khosla, Vinod, Albert Wenger, Climate Crisis, DictatorshipNick Grossman


Apple is launching a $100 million initiative to fight racial injustice and promote diversity both inside and outside the company (AAPL)

Apple is launching a $100 million effort called the Apple Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, CEO Tim Cook announced Thursday. The effort will build on the company's work with historically Black colleges and schools and will focus on the principles of representation, inclusion, and accountability. Apple is also launching a new entrepreneurial camp for Black developers and is increasing representation across the companies it does business with.  Are you an Apple employee with insight to shar...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Trends, Tim Cook, Jackson, Black, Vinod Khosla, Aapl, Lisa Jackson, George Floyd, Apple Racial Equity


The giant 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on a street leading to the White House is now visible from Apple Maps (AAPL)

The "Black Lives Matter" mural that's been painted on a street leading up to the White House in Washington D.C. is now visible from Apple Maps. You can see the mural when typing in the street address or "Black Lives Matter Plaza" and zooming in while in satellite view. The painting is not yet visible on Google Maps' satellite view.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The "Black Lives Matter" mural that's been painted on a street leading up to the White House in Washington D.C...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, John Lewis, Cook, Minneapolis, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Tim Cook, Google Maps, Black Lives Matter, Apple Maps, Vinod Khosla


Tim Cook published an open letter on racism after he was called out for not speaking up publicly amid protests over George Floyd's death (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an open letter on racism after facing criticism for not speaking up publicly on the death of George Floyd.  In the letter, Cook describes a history of "deeply rooted discrimination" in America and says we must do more to "guarantee freedom from fear" for every person.  The letter is very similar to a memo Cook sent Apple employees earlier this week. Cook's letter comes a few days after he was urged by tech billionaire Vinod Khosla to speak publicly about Apple'...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Cook, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Khosla, Vinod Khosla, Aapl, Trump, Equal Justice Initiative, Bloomberg Cook, US Cook, George Floyd, Martin Luther King Every


The fire Zuck started won't stop at Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: The fire Zuck started is spreading, and Twitter, Apple, and Sand Hill road are all in its path It's been a difficult and emotional week as Americans react to the killing of George Floyd and the longstanding institutional rac...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Microsoft, China, Russia, Trends, Larry Page, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin, Warren Buffett, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Silver Lake


A billionaire tech investor is calling out Apple CEO Tim Cook for not speaking up publicly about the company's values amid protests over George Floyd's death (AAPL)

Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla is urging Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak publicly about the company's values in light of the ongoing George Floyd protests. Cook sent an internal memo to staff, which Bloomberg published in full. But Khosla is urging the Apple CEO to speak out despite his relationship with President Trump. Cook's memo discussed the issues of racial discrimination and inequality in the US, and outlined Apple's donation efforts and available support for employees. Khosla says Cook shou...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, California, US, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Fbi, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Jack Dorsey, Khosla, Sundar Pichai, Khosla Ventures


61 Persistence Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Persistence is key to succeeding, entrepreneurs often say. Whether you just need a little boost, or feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, persistence quotes can provide the spark to get your mojo back. Everyone experiences setbacks, delays and obstacles. But many famous entrepreneurs point to one thing that made a difference in their careers. They kept going. They fell down, got up, dusted themselves off, and tried again. We’ve collected persistence quotes from business leaders and pr...
Tags: Microsoft, Germany, Satya Nadella, Sales, Startup, New York Times, Winston Churchill, Pepsico, Tom Hiddleston, Craig, Churchill, Vinod Khosla, Alan Schaaf, Napoleon Hill, Thomas Edison, Bill Bradley


Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 24 clean-energy startups that Bill Gates is backing

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth over $100 billion.  He's invested a sizeable chunk of cash into clean-energy companies, largely through a billion-dollar fund he spearheads called Breakthrough Energy Ventures.  Most of the startups he funds address three solutions Gates says are necessary for the clean-energy transition: Long-duration storage, nuclear energy and carbon capture, and power transmission.  Business Insider co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Boston, Nigeria, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Earth, Mit, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Denmark, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley


How Sheryl Sandberg is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic at home, in her community, and as the leader of Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg, her fiance Tom Bernthal and their five children ("the Bernbergs") are quarantining at home. She and Facebook are rolling up their sleeves to help communities fight the pandemic. Sandberg has raised $8 million for her local foodbank and Facebook has offered hundreds of millions to media organizations and small businesses impacted by coronavirus. Sandberg says Facebook learned a number of lessons from its botched handling of misinformation during the 2016 elections. The platfo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, California, Cdc, China, America, Trends, Nike, David, Reid Hoffman, Who, Myanmar, Facetime, Intuit


Nomagic, a startup out of Poland, picks up $8.6M for its pick-and-place warehouse robots

Factories and warehouses have been two of the biggest markets for robots in the last several years, with machines taking on mundane, if limited, processes to speed up work and free up humans to do other, more complex tasks. Now, a startup out of Poland that is widening the scope of what those robots can do is announcing funding, a sign not just of how robotic technology has been evolving, but of the growing demand for more automation, specifically in the world of logistics and fulfilment. Nomagi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Europe, Hardware, Enterprise, Funding, US, Tech, E-commerce, Robots, Poland, Silicon Valley, North America, Khosla


Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla has sued California and a county sheriff in what is the latest battle in the investor's fight to keep a beach near his $37 million estate to himself

The lawsuit comes just three weeks after the state of California sued Vinod Khosla, alleging that he blocked public access to Martin's Beach.
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