Best of Pando Monthly: Fred Wilson talks timing, luck, and the dangers of corporate venture capital

Best of Pando Monthly: Fred Wilson talks timing, luck, and the dangers of corporate venture capital

Wilson also discusses the ups and downs of several of his largest investments, including Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Zynga.
Aug 31 · 43 minutes
Westergren and Conrad: "We were like the guy walking around the casino with just their underwear"

Westergren and Conrad: "We were like the guy walking around the casino with just their underwear"

From their 2014 Pando Monthly interview, Pandora's Tim Westergren and Tom Conrad discuss early challenges, the tensions between streaming services and artists, the arduous battles in Congress, and share some crucial advice to help other entrepreneurs get through tough times.
Jul 26 · 44 minutes
Stewart Butterfield: If snakes had our technology, we would be toast

Stewart Butterfield: If snakes had our technology, we would be toast

The founder of Slack talks about how he created Flickr and Slack out of the ashes of failed projects and shares tips for achieving a billion dollar valuation.
Jun 18 · 43 minutes
Aaron Hirschhorn: The $70m dog sitter

Aaron Hirschhorn: The $70m dog sitter

Co-founder and CEO of DogVacay on deliberate growth, watching dogs to make ends meet and building a business on trust.
Feb 17 · 19 minutes
How Nasty Gal could become a Nasty Woman

How Nasty Gal could become a Nasty Woman

I know I'm not alone in wondering whether founder and self-proclaimed Girlboss Sophia Amoruso can still claim her title now. I believe the answer is yes, but ultimately that's up to her.
Feb 17 · 11 minutes
“Inside out pressure matters more to tech companies than outside in. Employees have the power.”

“Inside out pressure matters more to tech companies than outside in. Employees have the power.”

Employee pressure is working: Here’s how to force CEOs to do more than talk.
Jan 30 · 5 minutes
Elon Musk: Too Crazy to be Lucky

Elon Musk: Too Crazy to be Lucky

On crashing cars, saving the planet and running out of runway.
Jan 9 · 18 minutes
People like Ron Conway have always had the money and power. Now they have the votes too

People like Ron Conway have always had the money and power. Now they have the votes too

Shifting SF demographics means less opposition to tech moguls' ballot initiatives.
Oct 13 · 4 minutes
Former WeWork employee asks Governor to ban startups from denying employees right to sue

Former WeWork employee asks Governor to ban startups from denying employees right to sue

"We have forgotten a fundamental purpose of government: To protect the rights of the people."
Sep 16 · 7 minutes
Facebook's awfulness as a blog platform: Your responses

Facebook's awfulness as a blog platform: Your responses

Earlier this week I shared my concerns about Facebook as a blogging platform.
Aug 17 · 5 minutes
No really, THIS is what will save journalism

No really, THIS is what will save journalism

And it’s already happening.
Apr 26 · 6 minutes
"Look, I'm a huge fan..." Episode 1 of "Silicon Valley" Season 3, reviewed

"Look, I'm a huge fan..." Episode 1 of "Silicon Valley" Season 3, reviewed

Somehow the utterly fictional representation of Silicon Valley is the only mainstream pop culture show that’s come eerily close to reality.
Apr 25 · 7 minutes
Pando goes to the San Francisco police bodycams hearing

Pando goes to the San Francisco police bodycams hearing

“It goes against everything else you tell me. It tells me you don’t trust me. If you don’t trust me, I’ll go.”
Dec 4 · 5 minutes
How times have changed. Pando goes to a calmer, gentler Google Bus meeting

How times have changed. Pando goes to a calmer, gentler Google Bus meeting

Gone were the pickets and placards of yesteryear, the cheering and booing, the finger-wiggling, the buttons and stickers.
Nov 18 · 4 minutes
Steve Jobs: Jerk or genius?

Steve Jobs: Jerk or genius?

A Valley pioneer weighs in on Sorkin's portrayal versus the real thing.
Oct 12 · 7 minutes
Someone really needs to disrupt the anti-brogrammer poster industry

Someone really needs to disrupt the anti-brogrammer poster industry

What do we want? The feral careerism of your collegial banter kept on mute! When do we want it? As soon as we figure out what that actually means!
Sep 3 · 1 minute
Battle of the non-demand food startups, round one: PlateJoy vs Blue Apron

Battle of the non-demand food startups, round one: PlateJoy vs Blue Apron

I'm testing all of the non-demand food players. Round one did not go the way I expected… or wanted.
Sep 2 · 9 minutes
"This isn’t a moral judgment. You may or may not like the deal... It’s not a fairness question"

"This isn’t a moral judgment. You may or may not like the deal... It’s not a fairness question"

Watch August Capital’s David Hornik go apeshit on his fellow VCs at Pandoland.
Jul 9 · 3 minutes
The three qualities that helped a small coffee company raise $70m

The three qualities that helped a small coffee company raise $70m

The story of how James Freeman and Blue Bottle went from quirky San Francisco brand to scalable, venture-backed business might not be a guaranteed roadmap, but it is repeatable.
Jun 23 · 3 minutes