Tech

Former high-flying VC Michael Rothenberg now faces criminal charges alleging ‘multiple schemes to defraud’ his investors

The former high-flying San Francisco venture capitalist Michael Rothenberg is, for the first time, facing criminal charges over allegations that he defrauded investors in his venture fund. The US attorney’s office in Northern California announced the charges on Friday after investigations by the FBI and the IRS criminal-investigations unit. A […]
Former high-flying VC Michael Rothenberg now faces criminal charges alleging ‘multiple schemes to defraud’ his investors
Strategy

‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days

Image sharing site Pinterest was founded right after the financial crisis, which made it difficult to fund. When pitching to investors, Pinterest cofounder and CEOBen Silbermann wouldn’t over-promise what the company could do. After going through several pitch meetings with venture capitalists, Silbermann learned that he needed to do more […]
‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days