ev williams

  • Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall

    Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall

    Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That’s the program where readers can pay a monthly fee (currently $5) to access content behind a metered paywall (plus, they get early access to new features). The writers who participate will then get a share of the revenue, based on what CEO Ev Williams (pictured above)… Read More

  • Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

    Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

    The early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures has a sense of humor that any math nerd can appreciate. The three-year-old, SF-based firm closed its debut fund with $123,456,789. Today, the firm is announcing the close of its second fund, and the amount this time is $191,919,191. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street

    Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino’s updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Medium in the Hot Seat

    CES 2017 kicks off, Vine edges closer to its death, Medium is shifting strategies and streamlining and Netflix’s upcoming Korean TV show. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Medium lays off 50 employees, shuts down New York and D.C. offices

    Medium lays off 50 employees, shuts down New York and D.C. offices

    It’s not the happiest new year at social publishing platform Medium, apparently. According to a blog post from its CEO Ev Williams, also co-founder of Twitter, the well-funded startup is laying off 50 employees in non-engineering roles and shuttering its offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Williams took the rosiest possible angle on changes happening at Medium, titling his… Read More

  • 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