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Nicole Shanahan
SILICON VALLEY July 5, 2022
Notes on the crypto king’s web3 bailout and Semafor media ambitions. Plus my conversation with Nicole Shanahan, who could be the next MacKenzie Scott.
MacKenzie Scott
SILICON VALLEY June 28, 2022
The inside conversation about Elon’s beef with MacKenzie, S.B.F.’s investment in Semafor, and the true story behind Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel’s military-industrial collaboration.
Peter Thiel
SILICON VALLEY June 21, 2022
A thirty-year political debate is unfurling in Ohio as two Silicon Valley billionaires, and longtime friends, trade fire in a proxy battle that will shape the next era of big-money politics.
Sam Bankman-Fried
SILICON VALLEY June 14, 2022
Like previous mega-successful billionaires, the 30-year-old metal-haired crypto king is becoming media-curious. Plus new reporting from inside the Web3-political-fundraising industrial complex and some Harris-Biden fundraising dish.
Sheryl Sandberg
SILICON VALLEY June 7, 2022
Recent notes and observations from the increasingly competitive intersection of wealth, philanthropy, and political ambition.
Bill and Melinda Gates
SILICON VALLEY May 31, 2022
This week’s Giving Pledge gathering, the foundation’s first in-person since 2019, may be the most exclusive leg of the global ultra-high-net-worth circuit. And it’s got the elite philanthropy world humming: a likely appearance by MacKenzie, Bill & Melinda, and the fact that it is principals-only.
Musk and Trump
SILICON VALLEY May 24, 2022
Silicon Valley has always been declaratively liberal, particularly during the high times of the Obama era. But the political tenor has been quietly moving rightward for years, punctuated of late by the declarations of three of its heaviest heavies.
Sam Bankman-Fried
SILICON VALLEY May 18, 2022
Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried lost big on Tuesday despite airdropping a historic sum into a congressional race in Oregon. What was he thinking? The logic, the math, and the aftermath.
Larry Ellison
SILICON VALLEY May 10, 2022
In his twilight years, the yacht-racing, barrel-chested, private-island-dwelling former Democrat is helping to liberate Twitter from the left and placing a massive bet on what could be an unlikely Republican 2024 contender.
Elon Musk
SILICON VALLEY May 3, 2022
With ingenuity and insane leverage, Elon Musk has created one of the world’s most unconventional financial concerns. Maybe the Twitter deal, against that backdrop, actually makes perfect sense.
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