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Public Relations for Drones

Evan Leatherwood | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology
Evan Leatherwood

SkyFund, a new investment fund ostensibly created to kick start companies making software and add-on gadgets for drones, has been getting a lot of press lately, most notably in The New York Times.

Anita Borg Dinner Shows How Women Can Dominate Computing

Mike Cassidy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

At least once a year in Silicon Valley there is a gathering of top technical talent that for one night, at least, turns the world on its head. Yes, t...

Annie Leibovitz, DonorsChoose and Myself Walked Into a School...

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I went to NYC a few months back for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with staff, board members, and advisers.

Women to Watch: Theresia Gouw Ranzetta

Willow Bay | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
Willow Bay

Venture capitalist Theresia Gouw Ranzetta sees opportunity where others see obstacles.

Women to Watch: Meet the Women Changing Silicon Valley

Willow Bay | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Willow Bay

The "ultimate girls club," with some of the most talented women in Silicon Valley, takes on the toughest job in the Valley: combining high octane careers and hands-on motherhood.

(Video) Accel's Jim Breyer: "A wonderful time to be an entrepreneur focused on video"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

BOSTON -- This is a "wonderful time to be an entrepreneur focused on video, " says uber venture capitalist Jim Breyer, whose Accel Partners was an ear...

Venture Capital Sees Big Returns On Big Data

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Jason Goldberg set out to raise a new round of funding for his flash sales site, he dispens...

Meeting The Right People: How I Was Inspired And What I Learned

Erdin Beshimov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erdin Beshimov

Wow, how important it is to be around the right people, people who inspire you, whose stories teach you that it's foolish not to make leaps of faith and shoot for the stars.

The 10 Biggest Trends In Silicon Valley

Bill Aulet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Aulet

Each year, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and Sloan School of Management travel to Silicon Valley to meet with dozens of companies, incubators, and v...

Video: Accel Partner's Ping Li: Biggest Video Opportunity is Around Mobile

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Ping Li, a partner at powerhouse venture capital firm Accel Partners, says the big opportunity around video is mobile. While he is bullish on innovation around mobile, the one video sector he is bearish on is connected TV devices.

Facebook Apps Chosen To Be Rewarded With Big Bucks

Silicon Alley Insider | Vasanth Sridharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At his keynote yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg announced the first recipients of grants from the fbFund - the $10 million pile of money from the Founders F...

Hollywood, Silicon Valley Team Up For Start-Ups

New York Times | Laura M. Holson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hollywood and Silicon Valley have something of a Mars/Venus problem: the two sides are talking but they don't speak each other's language. A new ventu...