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The Pros & Cons of Startup Accelerators: a.k.a. This is NOT a Meritocracy

On this rainy day in Super Typhoon Haima, the topic of accelerators has been heavy on my mind.

Why am I not heading for shelter, you might ask? 2,274 more words


Here's One Tech Leader's Major Fear About a Trump Presidency

For some voters, Donald Trump has provided more than enough reasons to oppose his presidential bid: Sexist and racist comments, a lack of political experience, angry late night tweets, and multiple business bankruptcies. 330 more words


HigherMe raises $1.5M to help businesses hire hourly workers

Hiring startup HigherMe is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. It’s also brought on some big names as customers, including Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread — and most recently, fast food chain White Castle. 246 more words


Why Y Combinator Sam Altman Is Silicon Valley in a Bottle

I’m often a slow reader. It has taken me about two weeks, for instance, to finish Tad Friend’s remarkable profile of Y Combinator head Sam Altman in… 360 more words


Peter Thiel, Trump & Y Combinator

The big news out of Silicon Valley this week, has nothing to do with technology. Peter Thiel, iconic not only in his ability to pick a start-up winner but also due to his political beliefs, has donated $1.25 million to Donald Trump’s campaign, sending shockwaves through the predominantly ultra-tolerant region. 368 more words


Here's the $20 Billion Reason to Consider Joining a Startup Accelerator

A version of this post titled “The $20 billion reason to join a startup accelerator” originally appeared in the Startup Sunday edition of Data Sheet… 329 more words


Silicon Valley Torn Over Investor Peter Thiel's Support of Donald Trump

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel’s support for presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to confuse Silicon Valley, and now it’s creating awkwardness in some of his business relationships. 980 more words