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I owe one man in Silicon Valley an apology: Marc Benioff

Today, I have something rare for you: I am going to apologize to a wealthy, powerful man in tech. Since September 2015, I have given Marc Benioff-- one of the industry’s most celebrated advocates for equality whether it’s LGBTQ rights or equal pay for women-- absolute shit for this interview he did with Travis Kalanick at Dreamforce.

America's next growth industry: Disconnectedness

Earlier this week I decided to treat myself to a new electric toothbrush. I realize by admitting that I’m telegraphing my privilege: My ability to buy toothbrushes willy nilly when most of America can barely afford avocado toast.

Rebecca Woolf: “Sometimes it takes the rise of a villain for us all to become superheroes.”

 Rebecca Woolf started her career in junior high as a writer churning out content for the teen anthologies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” That was the least interesting part of her career, which tells you something.

As IPOs flounder and gender wars flare, VC mega deals approach 2015’s frothy levels. This is fine

Venture capital is in a weird place right now. The same week that Mitch and Freada Kapor wrote a post wondering aloud if the venture industry could “be saved,” the second quarter numbers came out.

CB Insights: 48% of the startup world thinks meaningful change will only happen if women continue coming forward

This morning, Bloomberg reported that Fred Destin, formerly of Accel and Atlas Capital, is having difficulty raising his new $100 million fund because of questions that have surfaced surrounding his treatment of women.

The Toxic Masculinity Bubble has burst

Joan C. Williams is one of the top researchers in the world when it comes to gender bias at work. I was riveted by a piece she just wrote for Harvard Business Review on why Sexual Harassment is particularly bad in venture capital.

The Toxic Masculinity Bubble has burst

Joan C. Williams is one of the top researchers in the world when it comes to gender bias at work. I was riveted by a piece she just wrote for Harvard Business Review on why Sexual Harassment is particularly bad in venture capital.

State of Pando Update: Thank You!

Two weeks ago, we published our annual "State of Pando" update. In that update we announced we were tweaking the way we publish new Pando stories.

Nirav Tolia: Nextdoor's founder on why you don't have to be in your 20s to build the next great company

It’s essentially vying to be another great social network, while Twitter and Pinterest struggle to grow, LinkedIn has already sold, and even Facebook is moving its bets on the future into mobile chat.

The new tech bro playbook: First the apology, then the walkback, then "fake news!"

For the last week, I’ve been as far from tech bros as it’s possible to get in the United States, hanging out with two young kids at my parents’ house in Memphis, Tenn.

The new tech bro playbook: First the apology, then the walkback, then "fake news!"

For the last week, I’ve been as far from tech bros as it’s possible to get in the United States, hanging out with two young kids at my parents’ house in Memphis, Tenn.

Pando goes to... "The Startup Mingle Party and 'Summer Seduction' Lingerie Fashion Show"

A little after nine o’clock this past Saturday evening, a crowd of bright young things fell silent, and J.

Are we now in a bear tech market?

Silicon Valley is having something of a Dickensian moment, where it seems at once the best of times and the worst of times.

Marc Canter and his wife decry "fake news," attack victim, say women who wear "plunging necklines" should expect to be harassed


Update II: Canter has published an "apology" on Medium Sometimes explaining why someone is fucking awful takes a lot of words.

Marc Canter and his wife decry "fake news," attack victim, say women who wear "plunging necklines" should expect to be harassed


Sometimes explaining why someone is fucking awful takes a lot of words. Other times it requires almost no words at all.

2017: Year of the IPO as last resort

Last week was meant to mark a return to health for the tech IPO market, but instead it came down with a nasty summer cold.

Y Combinator's Sam Altman goes full-on Donald Trump, makes astonishing threat against Pando/Sarah Lacy


The past few days have been a rollercoaster for anyone following the tangled stories of gender, harassment, discrimination and bro-entitlement in the tech industry.

Y Combinator's Sam Altman goes full-on Donald Trump, makes astonishing threat against Pando/Sarah Lacy

The past few days have been a rollercoaster for anyone following the tangled stories of gender, harassment, discrimination and bro-entitlement in the tech industry.

After McClure revelations, 500 Startups LP Mitch Kapor says he'll ask for his money back

So… wow. On Friday, the New York Times published a bombshell story naming several prominent venture capitalists accused of harassing women.

After McClure revelations, 500 Startups LP Mitch Kapoor says he'll ask for his money back

So… wow. On Friday, the New York Times published a bombshell story naming several prominent venture capitalists accused of harassing women.


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