Sean Parker

Causes grew to a jaw-dropping 200 million users as one of the first 10 Facebook platform apps. Started by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, it was meant to turn a generation…

Sean Parker’s Brigade/Causes acquired by govtech app Countable

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup is splitting up, multiple sources confirm…

Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers

Thrive has partnered with Zenefits to expand the reach of its wellness content.

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is teaming up with Zenefits

Yesterday, The Verge published comments made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, quoting his interview last month at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he echoed recent comments made…

Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society

As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of…

Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO

Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that target the PD-1…

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment

Cancerous tumors carry certain markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work with…

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

If you’re shocked by Donald Trump’s election, you’re not alone — the president-elect surprised many people, including the pollsters who predicted a Hillary Clinton victory by wide margins. Since election…

Democratic Trump supporters were hiding in plain sight

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I…

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

It takes some serious engineering magic to build low-latency group mobile video chat and simultaneous content viewing. That’s why Sean Parker’s recently relaunched video chat room app Airtime acquired vLine,…

Sean Parker’s Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine

Social networks make us lonely, and messaging feels transactional. There’s still no vibrant, real-time place to hang out with friends online. That’s why four years after Sean Parker’s chat roulette…

Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – together

Sean Parker, the self-made billionaire who, at the tender age of 19, sparked the digital music revolution, has been at the forefront of some of the most meaningful disruptions of…

Sean Parker is on a mission to solve cancer

Sean Parker has been very philanthropic lately, particularly with life sciences research. Parker announced he’d given $600 million to a foundation with his name on it this summer and $24…

Sean Parker Grants $10 Million To Aid Radical Autoimmune Research For Type 1 Diabetes

Sean Parker, the tech billionaire, best known for his leading roles at Napster and Facebook has donated more than $600 million to the Sean N. Parker Foundation to date. But up to…

Sean Parker Allots $600 Million To The Sean N. Parker Foundation

A new bipartisan think tank with a focus on creating better opportunities for startups and small businesses is launching in Washington, D.C. today with backing from Silicon Valley. Sean Parker,…

Ron Conway, Sean Parker Go To Washington (Again)

Well-known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something…

Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

Brigade Media has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize…

Sean Parker’s Brigade Media Acquires Causes In Its Quest To Revitalize American Democracy

Stealthy, unlaunched startup Brigade Media has raised $9.3 million from Sean Parker of Facebook fame, along with unknown sums from Ron Conway and Marc Benioff, TechCrunch has learned. Parker’s investment…

Brigade Media Raises $9.3M From Sean Parker To Shake Up American Democracy
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Sean Parker Leaves Founders Fund

12:17 pm PST • March 6, 2014

On the heels of the news that Founders Fund has raised a massive $1 billion for its fifth fund, the venture capital firm is slimming down its top ranks, with now-former…

Sean Parker Leaves Founders Fund

Activism platform Causes has just acquired political advocacy startup Votizen. With Causes’ massive 186 million-strong user base and Votizen’s tools, together they’ll break down barriers to civic engagement to allow…

Causes Acquires Votizen To Democratize Democracy

Back in July, we caught wind of a stealthy startup called theAudience, which purported to be on a mission to help busy celebrities navigate the world of social media. Fittingly,…

Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel And Oliver Luckett’s theAudience Raises $20M To Help Celebs Navigate Social Media

If you had to recruit the ideal team to help you navigate the intersection of technology, media, and celebrity, it probably wouldn’t look much different from the partnership behind theAudience.…

TheAudience: A Stealthy, Celeb-Driven Startup Co-founded By Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel & Oliver Luckett

Are you ready for your close-up? In early June, the dynamic, disrupting duo of Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning launched their new video chat and sharing network, called Airtime. As…

Airtime Aims To Win The Mainstream With Over-The-Top, Star-Studded Promo Video

As of today’s launch Airtime is a one-on-one video chat network, but what about tomorrow? Co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning tell us “it’d be pretty cool” if Airtime became…

Once upon a time, a humble click of a button could send a web service live. A couple of e-mails out or a post on a message board might be…

Startup Launch As Celebrity Bonanza: Airtime’s Ritzy, Glitzy, Glitchy Debut

Ready your arsenal of funny viral videos, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning have just launched their video chat and sharing network Airtime. Built on Facebook with a stunning $33.5 million…

Airtime Launches A Video Chat Network That’s The New Place To Hangout Online

One minute into using Airtime I was laughing with someone I’d never met. That’s something special when despite all the asynchronous connection, the Internet threatens to make us feel lonely. On…

Face To Face: How Airtime Will Re-Humanize The Internet

Airtime looks to be finally ready for takeoff, as Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s stealth video startup just put up a blog stating “We look forward to saying hello on…

Sean Parker’s Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event

A few weeks ago at SXSW, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning briefly mentioned — during a talk about another company they co-founded, Napster — that they were working on a…

Sean Parker And Shawn Fanning’s New Social Video Startup Airtime Staffs Up For Launch

Most people now know Sean Parker’s name from that Academy Award-winning film in which he’s a main character. But long before that, his name was well known in the tech…

Sean Parker On Spotify U.S. Launch: "The Realization Of A Dream", "The Answer To Piracy"