Silicon Valley

Partially inspired by co-creator Mike Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s, this comedy series follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his brainy friends as they attempt to strike it rich in a high-tech gold rush. They live together in a Bay Area startup incubator loosely run by self-satisfied dot-com millionaire Erlich, who lets them stay in his house rent-free in exchange for a stake in the projects they invent there. But when Richard develops a powerful search algorithm at his day job, he finds himself caught in the middle of a bidding war between his boss -- whose firm offers Richard an eight-figure buyout -- and a deep-pocketed venture capitalist.
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  • The inside story of how an old-school Scottish firm became an early investor in many of Silicon Valley's most prized unicorns, and made a killing in the process
    Business Insider

    The inside story of how an old-school Scottish firm became an early investor in many of Silicon Valley's most prized unicorns, and made a killing in the process

    If you're an investment manager, what qualifies as a mistake? Obviously picking a stock that absolutely tanks is a regrettable decision. But to Baillie Gifford— a 110-year-old Scottish investment firm that manages $255 billion — the biggest error is not being in the game at all. "For us, a mistake is foregone upside," Tom Slater, the firm's head of the US equities, said in an interview with Business Insider. "Businesses you've missed out on that you looked at that ended up growing, but you didn't own them. That's how you really destroy value for clients." It's this fear of missing the next big thing that informs much of what Baillie Gifford does on the investment front. The firm is not content

  • PR Newswire

    Creative Team of Experiencias Xcaret Wins Hackathon Organized by Google

    The Global Initiative seeks to improve the speed of mobile sites in order to offer excellent user experiences. CANCUN, Mexico, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Members of Experiencias Xcaret's E-Commerce department – Javier Alcocer, Sergio Aguilar and Héctor Cabrera – won first place at the AMP Hackathon in Mexico City. Google organizes the AMP Hackathon to promote the improvement of user interaction through fast and attractive experiences on mobile devices.

  • CNBC

    Women in Silicon Valley own less than half the startup equity men own, a new study says

    CARTA, a company that manages equity and ownership, found female startup employees own just 47 cents for every dollar their male counterparts own. The study shines a light on an early-stage disparity that could cripple women's voting power and piece of the proverbial pie. Women in Silicon Valley own less than half the startup equity that men own, according to a new study.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Gunderson Dettmer's Silicon Valley Headquarters Heads Downtown

    Gunderson Dettmer's Silicon Valley office has relocated to a newly-constructed building in downtown Redwood City, California. The new space reflects evolving work styles, efficient design and new collaboration tools to fit the firm's culture and is designed to appeal to lawyers and clients alike. "Our lawyers don't want corner offices - they want areas to collaborate and interact with colleagues and clients in a less formal, more dynamic and creative way.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Open-Silicon Appoints New VP of Engineering

    Amid rapid custom silicon growth and innovation, Open-Silicon today announced the appointment of semiconductor industry veteran Anand Bariya as VP of engineering. Anand will be responsible for managing the physical implementation of silicon, and facilitating the delivery of reliable parts with predictable schedules. Anand will report to Shafy Eltoukhy, SVP of Operations and GM of Open-Silicon, a SiFive company.

  • Business Wire

    Benhamou Global Ventures Expands Team and Cross Border Platform for Entrepreneurs

    Seed and Early-Stage Venture Capital Firm for Enterprise Technology Startups Launches Startup Accelerator in India, Expands Team in Paris and Palo Alto

  • The Hanford Sentinel

    Saudi fund pumps $1B into Silicon Valley electric car maker

    Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund invested more than $1 billion Monday in a Silicon Valley electric car maker just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier claimed the kingdom would help his own firm go private. Tesla stock dropped briefly Monday in reaction to the news, the same day that the Saudi fund announced it had taken its first loan, an $11 billion borrowing from global banks as it tries to expand its investments. It wasn't clear if that loan money played a part in the electric-car investment.

  • The Hanford Sentinel

    Saudi fund pumps $1B into Silicon Valley electric car maker

    Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund invested more than $1 billion Monday in a Silicon Valley electric car maker just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier claimed the kingdom would help his own firm go private. Tesla stock dropped briefly Monday in reaction to the news, the same day that the Saudi fund announced it had taken its first loan, an $11 billion borrowing from global banks as it tries to expand its investments. It wasn't clear if that loan money played a part in the electric-car investment.

  • BBC News Mundo

    Quiénes son Marc y Lynne Benioff, la pareja de millonarios de Silicon Valley que compró la revista Time

    La revista Time está cambia de manos, una vez más. Casi ocho meses después de que fuera fue adquirida por el consorcio de medios estadounidense Meredith Corporation , la revista de 95 años de existencia fue vendida a una pareja de multimillonarios de Silicon Valley. Cómo se convirtió Silicon Valley en “el villano” de Estados Unidos Se trata del cofundador de Salesforce, Marc Benioff, y su esposa Lynne , quienes han concretado la compra de la histórica publicación por US$190 millones. "El señor y la señora Benioff no participarán en las operaciones cotidianas ni en las decisiones periodísticas, que continuarán dirigidas por el equipo de liderazgo ejecutivo actual de Time ", indicó Meredith Corporation.

  • Anderson Cooper replacing meals with Soylent while revealing his home
    Daily Mail

    Anderson Cooper replacing meals with Soylent while revealing his home

    Anderson Cooper uses Soylent drinks as meal replacements because of his hectic schedule, and when he's not at work he unwinds in his $5million converted firehouse in the West Village. The host of CNN's nightly news show Anderson Cooper 360 also moonlights as a correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes. In addition, he recently unveiled a new series on Facebook, Full Circle. Cooper has also teamed up with good friend Andy Cohen for a live road show titled AC²: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales. He says he prefers to keep busy because he's 'not good at decompressing.' 'I am not good at, like, sitting on a beach,' Cooper told The Hollywood Reporter. His work as a high-profile journalist has taken him to Los Angeles,

  • PR Newswire

    Black Enterprise TechConneXt Returns To Silicon Valley Oct. 8-9 With A Powerhouse Lineup Of Speakers

    Opportunity to win $10,000 , BE SMART Hackaton, One-on-One Keynote talks, Workshops, Innovation Labs, Receptions and more! NEW YORK , Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --   Black Enterprise will present its ...

  • Silicon Valley's top biotech VCs share the biggest mistakes startups make when they pitch
    Business Insider

    Silicon Valley's top biotech VCs share the biggest mistakes startups make when they pitch

    Biotech is one of the buzziest sectors for venture-capital funds right now. Across the globe, VC investments in biotech startups topped more than $10 billion for the first time in history. Over the summer, dozens of American biotech companies went public. Nearly a third of the companies in the latest class of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's biggest startup accelerator, were in the biotech sector — up from just 8% the year before. Much of the recent excitement has centered on new ways of tackling cancer using patients' own immune systems, fresh therapies built on gene-editing tools like CRISPR, and potentially revolutionary techniques for making meat without factory farming. But if you're a science-