Alley vs. Valley
While Lerer Ventures is not yet two years old, its new partner, Eric Hippeau, has been close to Silicon Valley super-angel Ron Conway for more than two decades.
So it was a natural fit for the two funds to syndicate their deals and leverage their networks on the east and west coast. “We are Read More
The trendy car service went into a soft launch last night, picking up TechCrunch writer Erick Schonfeld for a 20 block ride and a $15 fare.
Yup, you read that right. Read More
The New York Times reports on the campus Facebook is building in Menlo Park. It’s going to be an “an urban streetscape,” with bits and pieces designed by small design shops like New York’s Roman and Williams, the firm behind hipster start-up hangout Ace Hotel. Facebook wants “casual eclectic,” according to an exec. Read More
New York expatriate Sam Rosen works on the top floor of the tallest building in Mountain View, California, surrounded by Silicon Valley landmarks. Facebook is up the road, Apple is in the other direction, and the Googleplex is to the east. It’s been more than a month since foul-mouthed superinvestor Dave McClure—a member of the Valley “PayPal mafia”–invited Mr. Rosen to join his incubator, 500Startups, after a serendipitous meeting at General Assembly.
The Valley is beautiful, Mr. Rosen says, and he’s had more exposure and mentoring for his start-up than he ever could back home. But he doesn’t plan to stay. The founder plans to defy convention by moving back to New York after incubating his start-up on the West Coast, and he’s starting to think he might be part of a trend. Read More
When Matthew Rothenberg announced his departure from photo service Flickr earlier this week many read it as just another sign of Yahoo’s downward spiral.
But today news broke that Rothenberg is headed to betaworks where he will join the team at fast growing link shortner bit.ly. Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest scheme to foster tech talent in New York City called for a world-class university to establish a significant presence here, and he’s gotten a few nibbles. One is from a big fish: Stanford University is Read More