venture capital

Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI's Mission to Benefit Humanity Now Includes Seeking Profit

The AI research group founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman and largely funded by Peter Thiel, shockingly, will now seek profit.
Caroline Haskins
3.12.19
machine learning

MIT Researchers Offer Algorithm for Picking 'Winning' Startups

Their method beats top IRL venture capitalists.
Michael Byrne
6.29.17
apps

The True Cost of Your Uber Ride Is Much Higher Than You Think

Investor reports reveal riders only pay 41 percent of the full cost of each ride, with investors footing the remaining 59 percent.
Samantha Cole
12.2.16
Drugs

The More We Quantify Our Bodies, the More We’ll Want to Hack Them

Nootropics startups are banking on the idea.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.12.16
News

Amazon Wants to Show You More Startup-Made Products

It’s not so much about brand recognition as it is about even having a presence in a crowded product landscape.
Clinton Nguyen
7.28.15
Internet

Amazon Competitor Jet.com Says You Gotta Spend Money to Lose Money

The man behind Diapers.com is THIS thirsty for Amazon’s customers.
Clinton Nguyen
7.20.15
News

10 Years Ago Today, YouTube Launched as a Dating Website

Its founders offered women $20 each to upload videos of themselves to the fledgling site.
Jason Koebler
4.23.15
Social Media

Why Women in Tech Need to Start Flipping Tables

"It certainly was very satisfying to write."
Kaleigh Rogers
4.14.15
Gaming

Fantasy eSports site Vulcan raises $12 million

The fantasy site for betting on professional video gamers has Silicon Valley investment from Sequoia
Emanuel Maiberg
4.9.15
crime

Ellen Pao Was Not Discriminated Against by Kleiner Perkins, Jury Finds

Weeks of courtroom testimony led the jury to bring down the verdict on Friday.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.15
Motherboard Blog

Crowdfunding Is About to Go Bananas

The idea is to democratize capital, making investment more accessible to more people while also making fundraising easier for startups, which previously had to rely on clubby Silicon Valley connections to raise money.
Grace Wyler
9.25.13
Motherboard Blog

Why It’s So Disconcerting That SnapChat Is Now Worth Half a Billion Dollars

The economy of cool triumphs once again.
Meghan Neal
6.8.13
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