david sacks
As Donald Trump traipses around the country on a fundraising expedition, an expensive podcast recording—a dinner, if you will—hosted by Silicon Valley’s loudest personalities has accumulated an air of mystery.
david sacks
The latest details on Silicon Valley’s Trump fundraiser, the return of Palmer Luckey, and Marissa Mayer’s guest list. Plus: Gates insiders on why Melinda left the Foundation.
Vinod Khosla
A semi-scientific mid-cycle power ranking of who’s trending up (Marissa Mayer, Vinod Khosla), who’s trending down (Jan Koum, Peter Thiel), and who’s massively overhyped among the nouveau riche tech money crowd.
elon musk
SILICON VALLEY April 30, 2024
A secret billionaire dinner party in Hollywood, convened by Elon Musk and David Sacks, presages a major political realignment as Silicon Valley money turns against Biden and begins flowing to Donald Trump.

david sacks
SILICON VALLEY April 23, 2024
An election cycle ago, Silicon Valley Republicans had to go into witness protection to support Trump. Now, post-cancel culture and post-‘All-In,’ an influential cohort of billionaires and quasi-billionaires are getting ready to write checks for 45.
nicole shanahan
SILICON VALLEY April 16, 2024
Three weeks ago, R.F.K. Jr. chose the well-connected (and very wealthy) but largely unknown Nicole Shanahan as his running mate. Now, top Democratic donors and operatives are debating whether to use their friends in Silicon Valley to get oppo on her—or ask them to pitch her on an “off-ramp.”
tim scott donald trump
SILICON VALLEY April 9, 2024
News and murmurs from the Mar-a-Lago money circuit: Larry Ellison’s involvement in the Trump veepstakes, John Paulson’s billionaire donor bash, and the anti-Biden progressive group trying to get serious.
melinda gates bill gates
SILICON VALLEY April 2, 2024
The hottest commodity in the world of megadonors is Rory Gates, the spotlight-averse, socially awkward 24-year-old scion of Bill and Melinda—an overnight sensation among Democratic donor-hustlers desperate for the next big thing.

Nicole Shanahan Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
SILICON VALLEY March 26, 2024
Just a few years ago, Nicole Shanahan was being courted by everyone in Silicon Valley as the next great hope for the Democratic Party. Then her life went topsy-turvy, and she fell down the rabbit hole for R.F.K., Jr.
Dustin Moskovitz
SILICON VALLEY March 19, 2024
The Facebook co-founder and effective altruist Dustin Moskovitz spent up to $100 million to defeat Donald Trump last cycle. This time around, with an eye on beating back the Andreessens and Musks of the world, he is finally leaning into his power… and his checkbook.
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