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Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security

Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing data and privacy protections for the company’s newly launched cryptocurrency, Libra, has not been contacted by Facebook, according to […]

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When someone great is gone: How to address grief in the workplace with empathy

When someone great is gone: How to address grief in the workplace with empathy Tamar Lucien Contributor Share on Twitter Tamar Lucien is CEO of MentalHappy, lives in Bay Area and enjoys spending time hiking, cooking a new vegetarian recipes, meditating and dancing to 90’s music! Birthday cakes, gift cards, free lunches, […]

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Remitly raises $220M to expand from money transfers to financial services, now at ~$1B valuation

Remitly raises 0M to expand from money transfers to financial services, now at ~B valuation When it comes to financial services in emerging markets, remittances — people sending money to each other across international borders, often not to established bank accounts — continues to be one of the biggest, with the World […]

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Apple Sans Ive

Apple Sans Ive Well, this has been interesting. After almost 30 years with Apple, Jony Ive is leaving, to found his own firm LoveFrom with his friend and frequent collaborator Marc Newson — also leaving Apple. The response to this news has been predictably histrionic from Apple watchers and press. The narratives, […]

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Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders

Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in million from GV to treat mental disorders There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, Blackthorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will […]

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On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business

On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business More than three years ago, self-driving trucks startup Starsky Robotics was founded to solve a fundamental issue with freight — a solution that CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher believes hinges on getting the human driver out from behind the wheel. But […]

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Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with $110 million

Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with 0 million For more than 25 years the founders of Thrive Earlier Detection have been researching ways to improve the accuracy of liquid biopsy tests. The fruits of that labor from Dr. Bert Vogelstein, Dr. Kenneth Kinzler and Dr. […]

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Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control

Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control In an all-hands meeting this afternoon, the scooter and bike-sharing phenom Lime announced co-founder and chief executive officer Toby Sun would transition out of the C-suite to focus on company culture and R&D. Brad Bao, a Lime co-founder and long-time Tencent executive, […]

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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and […]

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Planning for the uncertain future of work

Planning for the uncertain future of work In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. The analysis titled “The […]

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