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MoviePass is in a lot of trouble
Changing product from $10 / unlimited movies to $15 / three movies. Stock is worth 0.01% of what it was last year
moviepass  startups  companies  movies 
8 days ago by nelson
TSM raises $37M
Big League of Legends franchise takes in serious venture capital from Bessemer, Steph Curry, etc
investment  startups  esports  lol  leagueoflegends  riotgames  via:reddit 
21 days ago by nelson
Theranos culture
How a whole company participates in a medical fraud
theranos  leadership  fraud  medical  startups 
12 weeks ago by nelson
PR crises
How companies handle disasters
pr  publicrelations  startups  kvox  press 
july 2017 by nelson
Inside the Uber gulag
Report of horrible working conditions, compensation, etc
uber  culture  startups  evil  sociopathy 
july 2017 by nelson
Observations of Lagos
Ghanaian tech guy spends a month in Nigeria
nigeria  lagos  tech  startups  entrepreneurs 
july 2017 by nelson
Bootstrapped successes
List of companies that have gotten big without the usual early tech VC
startups  vc  investment  companies  bootstrap 
july 2017 by nelson
Sexual harassment in VC
Major bombshell story, many women on the record
sexism  harassment  vc  startups  tech  sacca  mcclure  marccanter 
june 2017 by nelson
Sacca's mea culpa
Self-criticism and action on diversity in tech
diversity  tech  sacca  venturecapital  vc  startups 
june 2017 by nelson
Maciej / Pinboard interview
Great details on how Maciej thinks of his business
maciej  pinboard  business  startups 
june 2017 by nelson
Real Businesses
A reflection on VC and "lifestyle businesses"
startups  funding  business  investment  indievc 
june 2017 by nelson
Unicorns are overvalued
Looking skeptically at abuses of preferred shares
tech  investment  startups  via:hackernews 
june 2017 by nelson
Kalanick profile
Lots of detail on the odious Uber founder
uber  kalanick  startups 
april 2017 by nelson
Bro startups
Short indictment of gross tech culture
tech  siliconvalley  startups  internet  vc 
april 2017 by nelson
Stock options are really complicated
Another guide to understand equity compensation
stock  equity  options  startups  via:hackernews 
march 2017 by nelson
Etak Navigator
1985 navigation and digital mapping company
via:hackernews  atari  history  gps  startups  navigation  deadreckoning  maps 
february 2017 by nelson
Uber: a human tire fire
More gossipy insider detail of what it's like to work at Uber
uber  employment  sexualharassment  startups 
february 2017 by nelson
VC Reserves
Details on how venture capital reinvests in portfolio companies
startups  funding  reserve  vc 
january 2017 by nelson
Patreon: $100M
Direct payment to creative people is working!
financing  art  startups  patreon  games 
january 2017 by nelson
Tech employee advice
Details on evaluating an equity package
stock  startups  equity  business 
january 2017 by nelson
Startup fraud
A series of examples from 2016
fraud  startups  business 
december 2016 by nelson
Indie.vc, and focus
Marc Hedlund / Skyliner explains why they went with a non-traditional form of venture financing
indievc  startups  funding  skyliner 
december 2016 by nelson
Silicon Valley and Trump
How quickly folks move to normalize and collaborate
siliconvalley  politics  trump  tech  startups 
november 2016 by nelson
Management in ten tweets
My buddy Marc summarizes what he's learned in 20+ years of being an engineering manager
management  startups  business  marc  engineering 
october 2016 by nelson
Brian Lam is awesome
Appreciation for the hard work of Wirecutter and Sweethome
nytimes  startups  wirecutter  brianlam 
october 2016 by nelson
Palantir troubles
Article from May about problems at the creepy company
palantir  spooks  startups 
september 2016 by nelson
Riot Games history
Detailed interview with the League of Legends company
games  startups  lol  leagueoflegends  riotgames 
september 2016 by nelson
Leaving Triposo
A friend leaves the travel guide startup he founded
triposo  startups  douwe  business  travel 
september 2016 by nelson
Urchin retrospective
Story of the startup that became Google Analytics
google  urchin  metrics  startups  business 
september 2016 by nelson
Early investor experiment
Randomized trial of what startup pitches get attention. Summary: the team matters
startups  investment  via:hackernews  research 
august 2016 by nelson
Uber, Google, China
Perspective on Chinese trade protectionism
google  uber  china  startups  tech  internet 
august 2016 by nelson
WSJ on indie.vc
Bryce's experimental VC fund gets some press, as does my friend's company
venturecapital  startups  entrepreneurs  marc  bryce 
may 2016 by nelson
Indie.vc v.2
An experiment in alternate venture funding
startups  entrepreneurs  indievc 
may 2016 by nelson
mathowie on Metafilter
Very honest story about the rise and fall of the community weblog and his personal involvement
metafilter  ads  adsense  google  startups  indievc 
may 2016 by nelson
Minnie Ingersoll on gender and tech
Thoughtful essay on aggression in the tech industry
sexism  gender  startups  tech 
april 2016 by nelson
Race and VC
Excellent series of tweets from a company founder
race  startups  vc 
march 2016 by nelson
Pluot video conferencing
Friend's new company: turnkey high quality videoconferencing
videoconference  startups  pluot  medialab  collaboration 
march 2016 by nelson
Downround Tracker
Bad news for startups, collected
startups  financing  downround  bubble 
february 2016 by nelson
Airbnb lies
Company cooked its data in NYC to make it look better
airbnb  deception  data  lies  nyc  newyork  startups 
february 2016 by nelson
Zenefits fraud
Selling insurance with unlicensed salespeople
zenefits  fraud  insurance  startups  business 
february 2016 by nelson
Raising the Bar
Podcast about diversity in the tech industry, featuring Leslie Miley
twitter  diversity  startups  hiring 
january 2016 by nelson
Extended exercise windows
Companies that have extended beyond the standard 90 option expiry
options  stocks  startups 
january 2016 by nelson
Fuck Your 90 Day Exercise Window
A critique of a common gotcha in tech industry compensation
stock  ipo  iso  nq  options  startups 
january 2016 by nelson
Fin-tech: The first venture capitalists
Whaling origins of profit sharing and other VC-backed financial structure
whaling  economy  finance  startups 
january 2016 by nelson
Do the math on your stock options
An engineer talking candidly about equity compensation
stock  equity  taxes  startups 
december 2015 by nelson
Open Guide to Equity Compensation
Explanation of stock options for startup engineers, etc
startups  equity  stock  options  engineering 
december 2015 by nelson
Worthless startup stock
Downrounds and low acquisition prices make for screwed employees
startups  stock  internet  equity  good  blackberry 
december 2015 by nelson
15 Asian unicorns
$1B startups, mostly China and India
china  india  via:hackernews  startups 
november 2015 by nelson
Explaining equity
A transparent company instructs its employees about the value of their options
startups  options  ethics  business  equity  compensation 
november 2015 by nelson
Square IPO vs valuation
Significantly lower price than private investors paid
square  finance  startups  unicorns  ipos  downround 
november 2015 by nelson
Unicorn VC terms
Survey of VC term sheets; many valuable companies have ridiculous liquidation preferences
vc  startups  investing 
october 2015 by nelson
BuiltWith
Story of a small tech company
tech  software  startups  australia  builtwith 
october 2015 by nelson
Liquidation preferences
Details on problematic VC financing
startups  vcs  funding  investment 
september 2015 by nelson
The VCs' investors
About the limited partners who invest in VC funds
startups  entrepreneurs  vcs  venturecapital  lps 
august 2015 by nelson
Pure Storage IPO
Interesting tech infrastructure company going public
tech  storage  flash  ipo  startups 
august 2015 by nelson
Uber financials leak
Shitty this got out there, but it is fascinating
uber  leak  financials  startups 
august 2015 by nelson
Pinterest 7 year options
Startup does a nice thing in giving their employees freedom to leave
stock  startups  pinterest  options  equity 
july 2015 by nelson
Private stock scrutiny
Startup shares are trading hands and the SEC is concerned
investment  startups  stock  market 
july 2015 by nelson
Private companies lie
Financials from startups can be complete fiction
twitter  mopub  reporting  finance  startups  revenue 
june 2015 by nelson
Mapbox Series B: $53M
Excellent mapping company raises a second round
maps  mapbox  startups  financing 
june 2015 by nelson
Everpix shutdown
Great story from 2013 of a failed photo sharing company
photos  companies  startups  flickr  everpix 
may 2015 by nelson
Turntable postmortem
Nice writeup of a failed social music startup
music  startups  turntable  sacca 
may 2015 by nelson
Leaked Lyft financials
Inside view of the ridesharing company
lyft  rideshare  startups 
april 2015 by nelson
BusinessTown
What value creating winners do all day
funny  parody  startups 
april 2015 by nelson
Jack on Square
Great new article about how the payment company is doing
square  startups 
april 2015 by nelson
Hiring sales
Startup advice from a friend who's on the technical side
startups  entrepreneurship  sales  marketing 
april 2015 by nelson
Get Satisfaction comments
Overview and detail of the startup firesale from Lane Becker
getsatisfaction  startups  financing  entrepreneurs  lanebecker  monstro 
april 2015 by nelson
Stewart B. on money
Nice to see a humble perspective
stewart  slack  money  startups 
april 2015 by nelson
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