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27 biotech execs who’ve sold the most stock

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27 biotech execs who’ve sold the most stock
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Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit’s board in a ‘long overdue’ move. Here’s how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.

Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the “Mayor of the Internet.” He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $US10 and $US20 million. Today, the company is worth $US3 billion. Since then, […]
Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit’s board in a ‘long overdue’ move. Here’s how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.
Strategy

8 major US companies with Iranian-American founders or CEOs

Iranian-Americans are an essential part of the United States’ tech industry, heading firms such as Uber and legendary Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator. Some Iranian-American business leaders, like Intuit‘s Sasan Goodarzi, credit their success to their experiences as first- and second-generation immigrants. Many business leaders included here fled Iran […]
8 major US companies with Iranian-American founders or CEOs
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These twin sisters graduated Stanford and went straight to Silicon Valley’s hottest startup incubator. Now, they have raised $2.5 million to build software that helps companies hire more diverse teams.

On Thursday, the hiring software startup Searchlight announced it raised a $US2.5 million seed round led by Accel. Searchlight was founded by twin sisters Kerry and Anna Wang, twin sisters who graduated Stanford last year and went to the famed startup incubator Y Combinator this year. They say that employers […]
These twin sisters graduated Stanford and went straight to Silicon Valley’s hottest startup incubator. Now, they have raised $2.5 million to build software that helps companies hire more diverse teams.
Tech

Lambda School is Silicon Valley’s big bet on reinventing education and making student debt obsolete. But students say it’s a ‘cult’ and they would have been better off learning on their own.

Some of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest believe that Lambda School is a new model for vocational education that could make student debt obsolete. The big innovation: Rather than paying up-front for tuition to its 9-month coding bootcamp program, Lambda School asks most students to sign income sharing agreements – […]
Lambda School is Silicon Valley’s big bet on reinventing education and making student debt obsolete. But students say it’s a ‘cult’ and they would have been better off learning on their own.
Tech

A California official says red-hot coding bootcamp Lambda School is violating state law if it operates without the right registration — but the company insists classes can go on

On Thursday, Business Insider reported that Lambda School, a hot coding bootcamp with backing from big names like Y Combinator and GV (formerly Google Ventures), had been ordered to cease operations until it properly registered with California state authorities. At the time, Lambda School CEO Austen Allred told Business Insider […]
A California official says red-hot coding bootcamp Lambda School is violating state law if it operates without the right registration — but the company insists classes can go on
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uBiome’s founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-testing startup

The buzzy Silicon Valley startup uBiome, which was geared toward highlighting the importance of the microbiome for human health, is under federal investigation. The FBI raided the company’s San Francisco offices last month, reportedly in regard to issues with how it was billing customers. Insiders previously said that, in their […]
uBiome’s founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-testing startup
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