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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 […]

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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 […]

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When tailwinds vanish

“The Internet tailwinds that propelled Silicon Valley’s meteoric growth for decades are stalling out. The ripple effects will jolt the tech industry.” | learn more

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The social subsidy of angel investing

In this article, Alex Danco picks apart one of the reasons Silicon Valley is a unique environment for early stage fundraising. It’s not financial returns that drive angels to want to write early checks at silly valuations, it’s the social […]

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The rise of distributed teams

“Silicon Valley tech firm building products that let people collaborate over any distance. Must relocate to San Francisco.” Read this post for a great analysis of remote work and distributed teams. | learn more

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What went wrong with on-demand, artisanal food.

With the recent failure of Silicon Valley startup Munchery, and the less-recent failure of Sprig, SF Chronical offers an interesting post-mortem of the on-demand food business model. It’s interesting to read some of the quotes from former Sprig employees about […]