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Katrina Lake is back as interim CEO of struggling Stitch Fix, 17 months after stepping down
Can Katrina Lake save Stitch Fix? The founder of the nearly 13-year-old, subscription-based online personal shopping service is going to try, returning today to her role as CEO 17 months after steppin
What to look for in a term sheet as a first-time founder
We recently sat down with three VCs who shared tips on spinning up an investing network from scratch and negotiating your first term sheet.
How to spin up an investing network from scratch as a first-time founder
Building an investor network from scratch sounds daunting, particularly if you aren't part of a circle where talking to potential investors is easy.
Persistent Jack Sweeney brings back @ElonJet (but delayed) to Twitter
More than a week after being banned from Twitter, Jack Sweeney, the University of Central Florida sophomore who has been a pain in the side of Elon Musk for at least the past year, has a new account o
Sequoia’s Carl Eschenbach, who led deals for Zoom and Snowflake, to run Workday as co-CEO
Carl Eschenbach, a longtime enterprise software executive who joined Sequoia Capital in 2016 and went on to lead a number of lucrative deals for the venture firm, is going back to an operating role. A
Three counterintuitive 2023 predictions about Musk, SBF and even Kraft
Bradley Tusk — who spent his early career in Democratic politics and later became a consultant and lobbyist for private companies battling regulators — spends much of his time these days a
Deal terms, fatality rates and the drawbacks of credit lines; a view from today’s most active VC firm
Yesterday, we had the chance to catch up with Fabrice Grinda, a French, New York-based serial entrepreneur who co-founded the free classifieds site OLX — now owned by Prosus — and who has
Frustration and anger after SPV platform Assure dumps users at the curb ahead of holidays
Over the last decade or so, the once-clubby world of startup investing has been cracked wide open by a number of innovations, including special purpose vehicles (SPVs), which are essentially pop-up ve
Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?
More than three years ago, this editor sat down with Sam Altman for a small event in San Francisco soon after he’d left his role as the president of Y Combinator to become CEO of the AI company
A healthcare brand for women begins to take shape
Until last year, healthcare funding continued to shatter previous records. But there remains at least one very big hole in the industry. No one has yet created a broad, leading women’s healthcar
A data-driven duo just raised roughly $350M to fund seed-stage startups with metrics
Nnamdi Okike and Aaron Holiday trust data over the kind of pattern matching that most VCs swear by. It’s not surprising, given their backgrounds. Before launching their venture firm, 645 Venture
This secondary markets expert says we haven’t hit bottom yet
Earlier today, we talked with Phil Haslett, the co-founder and now chief strategy officer of EquityZen, a 10-year-old, New York-based secondary marketplace that connects accredited buyers with private
Was Sam Bankman-Fried’s appearance a performance?
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried talked from an undisclosed location in the Bahamas today with reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin for a DealBook event, a discussion that his legal team “very much” d
VCs and red flags
Earlier today, renowned VC Bill Gurley put together a list of the many “red flags” that VCs should have paid closer attention to when funding FTX, suggesting in a tweet that this summary o
Hacker George Hotz, long a frenemy of Elon Musk, signs on for 12 weeks at Twitter
A lot has been made of Twitter’s shrinking workforce, which is reportedly at 2,300 people, down from the 7,500 employed by the company when new owner Elon Musk took control. While we posited tha
Drive Capital’s investors reach a fork in the road
Drive Capital was founded by two former Sequoia Capital Partners looking to start anew in the Midwest. But investors in the Columbus, Ohio-based firm have had a bumpy ride of late, and according to ou
The exodus at Twitter may have been the plan all along, maybe?
When Peter Clowes last updated his LinkedIn profile, he listed his role as “Layoff Survivor” at Twitter. Yet Clowes, a senior software engineer who joined the company in the spring of 2020
Jack Selby of Thiel Capital is using a new VC fund to invest in Arizona startups
Jack Selby, a former PayPal exec and the longtime managing director of Thiel Capital who attracted some attention years back for his low-key largesse, has a new, $110 million venture fund that he inte
BoomPop gains traction by designing high-end off-sites for a remote-first world
There’s nothing sexy about corporate retreats. But BoomPop, a 26-person, San Francisco-based outfit that the startup studio Atomic launched in 2020, is managing to infuse some pizazz into the lo
Bling Capital has $212M to invest across two new funds — and two coasts
Ben Ling, a prolific angel investor turned venture capitalist, has never put a lot of stock in the need for a new, decentralized internet. It’s why the firm he founded almost exactly four years