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  • A few charts that sum up Jack Dorsey’s first year as Twitter CEO

    A few charts that sum up Jack Dorsey’s first year as Twitter CEO

    Happy Twitter-versary (for the nth time around), Jack Dorsey. Things haven’t been going well, it seems, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel — Twitter may be acquired by someone somewhere in the tech (or entertainment) industry, perhaps. To be perfectly fair, the company Dorsey inherited from his predecessor(s), including an array of former product leads as well as CEO… Read More

  • AirHelp raises $12 million to deal with airline customer service for you

    AirHelp raises $12 million to deal with airline customer service for you

    Few things are more dreadful than dealing with airline customer service. Fortunately, there’s a startup that wants to make those calls for you. For hassle-free travel, AirHelp is raising $12 million in Series A funding from a group of investors, including Khosla Ventures and Evan Williams.  AirHelp promises to get you money from airlines when you deserve it. And they’ve… Read More

  • Medium raises another $50M

    Medium raises another $50M

    Medium, the online publishing platform led by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, just announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. It’s been less than a year since Medium raised a $57 million Series B, but Williams wrote that the company decided to raise additional funding “to bolster our resources now given the demand we’ve seen for the vision we are… Read More

  • Outspoken Investor Chris Sacca Backs Jack Dorsey As Next Twitter CEO

    Outspoken Investor Chris Sacca Backs Jack Dorsey As Next Twitter CEO

    As Twitter marches closer to selecting its next CEO, outspoken early investor in the company Chris Sacca has made his personal choice known. Via Twitter of course: Twitter should name @jack as full-time CEO and promote @adambain to President and COO. @ev should become Executive Chairman of the board. — Chris Sacca (@sacca) August 7, 2015 In a multi-part tweet storm, Sacca backs up… Read More

  • Ev Williams: Twitter Should Be A Platform Company

    Ev Williams: Twitter Should Be A Platform Company

    Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams was interviewed this morning by legendary journalist Walter Isaacson at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. Isaacson didn’t hold any punches when it came to asking about Twitter’s future, either. Read More

  • Ev Williams’ VC Firm Obvious Ventures Has Raised $77.7 Million For Its First Fund, Filing Shows

    Ev Williams’ VC Firm Obvious Ventures Has Raised $77.7 Million For Its First Fund, Filing Shows

    Obvious Ventures, the venture capital firm started by Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams, has raised a total of $77.7 million for its inaugural fund, Obvious Ventures I, according to a regulatory document filed today. Obvious Ventures, which counts longtime tech entrepreneur James Joaquin and executive-turned-investor Vishal Vasishth as co-founders, was unveiled in December 2014 with… Read More

  • Medium Founder Ev Williams Wants Better Metrics For Online Companies

    Medium Founder Ev Williams Wants Better Metrics For Online Companies

    Ev Williams thinks Internet companies should be judged on more than just their monthly active user numbers. In an interview this morning at the CODE/Media conference, the founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium said there are other metrics those companies and their investors should be paying attention to. “I think a lot of the Internet and tech coverage of the Internet focuses on a… Read More

  • Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures Is A Fund For Investing In ‘World-Positive’ Startups

    Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures Is A Fund For Investing In ‘World-Positive’ Startups

    Serial entrepreneur Ev Williams has made a fortune over the years, and now want to invest some of his riches into startups. But not just any startups — the co-founder of Blogger and Twitter is looking for companies that are built to make positive changes in the world through a fund called Obvious Ventures. Read More