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The end of the millennial lifestyle subsidy.

“It was as if Silicon Valley had made a secret pact to subsidize the lifestyles of urban Millennials. As I pointed out three years ago, if you woke up on a Casper mattress, worked out with a Peloton, Ubered to […]

oh, chicago

Caterpillar’s headquarters leaving Illinois for Texas.

Just a few years ago they moved headquarters from Peoria to Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago. Now they’re leaving for Texas. “The move—expected to affect the roughly 230 corporate employees at Caterpillar’s headquarters—is the latest in a series of recent […]

tech, startups, internet

The false narrative around Theranos.

Elad Gil defends Silicon Valley tech startups, making the case that Theranos is not representative of them. “Theranos raised no real mainstream venture capital. None of the mainstream tech or biotech funders invested in Theranos.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

What working at Stripe has been like

“I joined Stripe four years ago to make starting an Internet business easier, mostly by work on Stripe Atlas. This has been a series of adjustments for me: to working as an employee, to experiencing hypergrowth, to being closer to […]

tech, startups, internet

Peter Thiel on progress and stagnation

Peter Thiel is an outsized character even by Silicon Valley standards. He believes we’re in an era of technological stagnation. “This document consists only of direct quotes from Thiel, lightly edited for clarity (except for headings and where marked otherwise).” | learn […]