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Julie Bort

Julie Bort

Senior Editor, Venture Capital and Startups at Business Insider

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Julie Bort

WeWork bankruptcy: One of the biggest startup failures ever. VCs haven't learned a thing. - Busin...

WeWork just isn’t working anymore, and the venture capitalists who backed the company when it was a high-flying startup haven’t learned a thing from its disaster.WeWork could file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors as early as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported. “We do not comment on speculation,” a spokesperson for the company told Insider.WeWork’s already struggling stock, which was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange in August, plunged 50% on Wednesday, valuing…

Why two tech founders and a VC won't hire anyone who supports Hamas...

“Portfolio companies should not hire individuals who are openly sympathetic to one of the worst terrorists attacks in the history of the world,” says Adam Struck, founding partner of Struck Capital.The venture capitalist is referring to the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel on October 7, which killed more than 1,400 people. Struck has pledged never to hire people who support Hamas, which has been designated a terrorist organization by the US. And Struck is urging the companie…

5 lessons every founder should have learned from Silicon Valley Ban...

Now that the Silicon Valley Bank crises has deescalated, tech founders should learn to avoid the traps that could have sunk them.

If Salesforce Sells Slack, It Could Get Half the $28 Billion It Pai...

Salesforce is under siege by activist hedge funds. If they want it to divest “disappointing” units like Slack, it won’t be pretty, RBC analyst says.

Work-life balance lessons from a former Salesforce, startup exec - ...

Silicon Valley tech exec and VC Leyla Seka describes how the tech industry led her into workaholism and her work/life balance wake-up call.

I left a high-powered job at Google to launch my own startup, and I...

Being a startup founder isn’t easy. But I have more time with my kid than I did at Google as a VP, Melody Meckfessel, the CEO of Observable, writes.

Cloudverse 100: The people building the next generation of the inte...

These are the people to know to boost your cloud computing career among startups, public clouds, IT, open source and recruiting.

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AI tech like Dall-E 2 will eventually kill smartphone apps, A16z VC...

We’ll just tell our devices what to do much as Dall-E 2, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney create artwork, A16z’s Peter Levine said.

Famed A16Z VC Peter Levine has donated $5 million to bring startup ...

Levine is giving time and money to climate nonprofits with rock climber Alex Honnold. He plans to train them to be Silicon Valley startup-like orgs.

Over 260 of the most promising startups of 2022 in edtech, fintech,...

Despite the rough economic environment for tech startups, some are thriving. We asked VCs to name the most promising ones across industries.

Over 260 of the most promising startups of 2022 in edtech, fintech,...

We asked hundreds of top venture capitalists to name the most promising startups of 2022