Kyrsten Sinema
SILICON VALLEY October 25, 2021
The world’s richest man is stepping up his public displays of generosity, just as a controversial new wealth tax becomes a tantalizing possibility this week in Kyrsten Sinema’s Washington.
Reid Hoffman
SILICON VALLEY October 20, 2021
In 2017, a Wisconsin dairy scion wrote a Harvard Business School case study applying “industry competitive analysis” to party politics. The result is a $100 million plan to transform election rules. Reid Hoffman and members of one of the Bay Area’s wealthiest families have already signed on.
Laurene Powell Jobs and actor Harrison Ford
SILICON VALLEY October 14, 2021
Ten years after Steve Jobs’s death, Laurene Powell Jobs has transformed Emerson Collective into a sprawling enterprise aiming to rebuild media, overhaul immigration, reform education, and save the planet. Can the operation scale alongside the ambition?
Laurene Powell Jobs
SILICON VALLEY September 29, 2021
An unexpected turn in the spotlight underscores a fundamental truth about one of Silicon Valley’s prolific investors. It can feel like everyone knows Powell Jobs, and no one really knows her at all.
Sean Parker
SILICON VALLEY September 24, 2021
Plus: What really happened at “the Google of modern politics” after Reid Hoffman's eight-figure venture capital bailout.
Karla Jurvetson
SILICON VALLEY September 21, 2021
Karla Jurvetson spent millions on 2020, plays host to Obama and Steph Curry, and has Schumer on speed dial. Her politics veer more Warren than Biden, and she’s leaving her stamp on the party ... whether they want it or not.
Joe Lonsdale at TechCrunch in 2013
SILICON VALLEY September 14, 2021
Over the years, the Peter Thiel disciple and Palantir co-founder has emerged as one of the most effective, iconoclastic, and sometimes abrasive defenders of the ultra-rich. And unlike Thiel, as one person who knows them both well put it, Lonsdale has “almost no filter.”
San Francisco skyline
PUCK September 12, 2021
At Puck, we cover Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Washington, and Wall Street not as separate broadsheets of a newspaper, but as subdivisions of a universe that is one big club.
Chamath Palihapitiya at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013
SILICON VALLEY September 2, 2021
Fundraisers and donors across the tech industry agree that Silicon Valley has underinvested in the recall—perhaps to Gavin Newsom’s peril.
General Views of Dubai
SILICON VALLEY August 25, 2021
There's no question that unrestricted inequality is dangerous for democracy. It also allows for ambitious actors to take risks that governments cannot.
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