Rap Genius Co-Founder Finally Pushes Venture Capitalist Over the EdgeKevin Montgomery · 11/17/14 09:30PM
Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam is a testament to just how far you can push a venture capitalist. The Yale graduate is one of tech's foremost delusional fools—repeatedly embarrassing himself, his company, and everyone connected with it. He eventually resigned from the startup after publicly praising parts of a serial killer's manifesto. Yet it took a post about thieving from Whole Foods for one of his investors to finally disown him.
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Google Invests $542 M in Bizarre Florida Man Promising Virtual RealityNitasha Tiku · 10/21/14 03:30PM
Reddit Placates "Volatile Users" With Promise to Share Its New $50 M.Nitasha Tiku · 09/30/14 02:30PM
If female celebrities break into a cold sweat over Reddit users, just image how investors feel after throwing down $50 million in the hopes of profiting off the crowd-sourced site. But lead investor Sam Altman and CEO Yishan Wong appear to have come up with a plan to appease "the often volatile Reddit community."
Why Does Andreessen Horowitz Have an Official Rapper?Nitasha Tiku · 09/15/14 09:35AM
After the Fappening, Investors Think Reddit's Value Grew to $500M.Nitasha Tiku · 09/08/14 11:00AM
This weekend, the CEO of Reddit tried to defend r/TheFappening, a section of his website trafficking in illegally obtained nude photos of young female celebrities. His argument? "Every man is responsible for his own soul." Not long after, Reddit backtracked and shut the page down anyways. Perhaps it was out of concern for Reddit's upcoming A-list Silicon Valley investors?
Here’s What BuzzFeed’s New Investors Really Think About MediaNitasha Tiku · 08/11/14 02:15PM
Last night Andreessen Horowitz, the same venture capital firm that invested in Facebook and Twitter, announced a $50 million investment in BuzzFeed that presumes the value of the company to be $850 million. General partner Chris Dixon compared BuzzFeed to Tesla, Uber, and Netflix because of its deep emphasis on technology and "world-class systems for analytics, advertising, and content management."
Investors Treat Startup Founders Like Little PrincesKevin Montgomery · 08/08/14 01:15PM
Cleveland Cavs Owner Who Snagged LeBron Just Invested in Rap GeniusNitasha Tiku · 07/11/14 03:09PM
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert must have the hot hand. The Comic Sans-loving billionaire just won the dramatic toss up for LeBron James. Gilbert also boxed out other investors for a spot in a new round of funding for Rap Genius that is worth $40 million. Backing braggarts, it seems, is now an investment philosophy.
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The Week's Best Tech Gossip Has Been On This New Anonymous AppNitasha Tiku · 05/16/14 02:13PM
Last week I downloaded Tentwenty, a newly launched local message board that displays text and photos from anonymous users according to where they are in real time. Scrolling through my sparse feed at home in Brooklyn, I noticed that initial users weren't from the expected tech set, as well as a puzzling number of posts from Tenafly, New Jersey (not traditionally considered an early adopter mecca).
Secret Revenge: Marc Andreessen Smeared App After It Rejected HimSam Biddle · 03/28/14 03:10PM
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Before It Got Suspended, @A16ZElevator Ranked "Tech Douchenozzles"Nitasha Tiku · 01/30/14 03:42PM
There are only three decent Twitter parody accounts in tech. There's the late, great @fakedorsey, which deleted its imaginary dispatches from the mind of Jack Dorsey. Then there's @ViceMeme, although that's more oh fuck this is life now than funny haha. And, before it got suspended, @A16ZElevator showed real promise.
Marc Andreessen Defends the NSA for SpyingNitasha Tiku · 01/15/14 01:52PM
The Fatal Flaw In Marc Andreessen's Tencent TheoryNitasha Tiku · 01/03/14 02:40PM
The Silicon Valley Secessionist Clarifies His Batshit Insane PlanSam Biddle · 01/03/14 12:35PM
Balaji Srinivasan, Stanford lecturer and newest addition to the Andreessen Horowitz venture capital all-star team, does not want to live near you. He believes he and his Silicon Valley vanguard deserve their own place—literally, a separate society. Now, the crazy is crazier: meet the "Inverse Amish."