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Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness
I get slightly annoyed when articles come out bemoaning how Silicon Valley hasn't been tackling hard problems .
Founders Fund Forms "FF Science" in Search of Startups Tackling Hard Problems
Founders Fund famously knocks the short-term mindset of Silicon Valley in its motto: "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters."
Silicon Alley Insider
Ori Allon Sold One Startup To Google And Another To Twitter - His...
Ori Allon Sold One Startup To Google And Another To Twitter - His New 1-Year-Old Startup Is Worth More Than Both Combined Ori Allon built and sold one startup to Google, then another to Twitter.
Peter Thiel Is Returning To Disrupt SF
We're thrilled to announce that legendary founder and investor Peter Thiel will be joining us on stage at Disrupt SF 2014.
For Hinge, it's a good week to be a Tinder alternative
At least for the moment, the popular dating/hook-up app Tinder is something of a bruised brand as sexual harassment allegations emerge.
The 7 unicorns of the PayPal mafia
A rare, and possibly unique collection of talent gathered around online payment company Paypal in its early years.
Emerald Therapeutics Completes Latest Financing, Brings Total to...
Emerald Therapeutics, a scientist-led company re-imagining the way laboratory research is conducted, today announced that it has concluded its latest round of funding, raising the company's total financing to $13.5 million.
Code for America reduces ER calls in Long Beach using big data
Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/27/code-for-america-reduces-er-calls-in-long-beach-using-big-data/ Rhys Fureigh, Molly McLeod, and Dan Getelman are the three Code for America 2014 fellows working on the Long Beach project.
Wall Street Journal
Shopping App Wish Lands $50 Million Financing Round
Wish, a fast-growing mobile-shopping app, raised $50 million from venture-capital investors who believe there is still room for upstarts in an industry dominated by Amazon.com, eBay and Groupon The funding came from new investor Founders Fund and existing investors Formation 8, GGV Capital and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang , among others, and gives ... (more)