Michael Moritz

  • Billionaire tech investors support divisive plan to ban San Francisco’s homeless camps

    Billionaire tech investors support divisive plan to ban San Francisco’s homeless camps

    The debate over what to do about San Francisco’s homeless population has been building for awhile among the many startups and residents here. But now tech billionaires Ron Conway, Michael Moritz and well-to-do hedge fund manager William Oberndorf have each thrown about $50,000 behind a measure to rid San Francisco of its homeless tent cities. Other notable investors, including Yahoo… Read More

  • The Real Obstacle To Becoming A VC Is Financial, Not Gender, Inequality

    The Real Obstacle To Becoming A VC Is Financial, Not Gender, Inequality

    Start your own venture firm. That’s the advice that one of the industry’s first female VCs, Kathryn Gould, gave to other women, and it came to mind yesterday as I watched an interview given to journalist Emily Chang this week by longtime Sequoia Capital investor Michael Moritz. Chang asked Moritz about Sequoia’s responsibility to hire women, as Sequoia has no female… Read More

  • How To Be A VC Without Any Capital Crunch Network

    How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

    One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, there are so few VC jobs available in any given year it makes the prospect unlikely for most. If you want to be a VC, my advice is to just get started; you can do the job of a VC without a dollar… Read More

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    The Data Factory – How Your Free Labor Lets Tech Giants Grow The Wealth Gap

    The Data Factory – How Your Free Labor Lets Tech Giants Grow The Wealth Gap

    You’re the product, but when you’re sold, it’s only a lucky few who get rich. Technology lets big companies build tools that turn us into volunteers who contribute our time and data while they profit. In today’s TechCrunch Disrupt Keynote, Sequoia Capital’s Sir Michael Moritz, detailed how these “data factories” have spawned a golden age for… Read More

  • Sir Michael Moritz To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    Sir Michael Moritz To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    The original journalist-turned-investor, Michael Moritz, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco next September. In his over three-decades-long tech career, Moritz, who rose from humble beginnings, has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, written two books about Apple, consistently topped the Forbes Midas List, and has either sat on or currently sits on the boards… Read More

  • Michael Moritz And Reid Hoffman To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    Michael Moritz And Reid Hoffman To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    The last few weeks have been insane here at TechCrunch as we put the finishing touches on our next Disrupt conference, which begins September 27 in San Francisco. We’ve gone through more than 500 applicants to select the best two dozen to launch in our Startup Battlefield. Only one of them will win the coveted Disrupt Cup. The main event will be preceded by an awesome Hacakthon (sign… Read More