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Startup school is back in session and the rules are changing

This week's edition of the Trending newsletter looks at coding schools, complicated VC relationships and heirs to the Oracle throne.
The Zebra cofounder and COO Joshua Dziabiak

As Big Tech doubles down on Austin, startups are moving to its cooler neighbor. Take a look at how one startup is bringing Silicon Valley style to Eas...

The Zebra, a buzzy car insurance startup, recently relocated to East Austin after outgrowing its downtown Austin office.

IPO flops and CEO firings have made it clear that Silicon Valley’s magic startup formula is about to change: Welcome to the age of Founder Frene...

The non-aggression pact between startups and investors known as "Founder Friendly," is showing signs of strain. Here's what comes next.
Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin, the Android creator accused of sexual misconduct, quietly left his venture firm Playground with a $9 million exit package, according to a ...

The $9 million payout comes in addition to the $90 million Google paid Rubin upon his departure in 2014 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Singapore’s women entrepreneurs face limited funding, gender biases but are equally successful securing funds compared to men

Excluding Hong Kong, Singapore is the most gender-neutral market for business capital raising globally, HSBC said.

IPO angst is gripping techies

It may not be a full-fledged panic yet. But Silicon Valley recognizes there is a problem.
Arlan Hamilton's productivity hack is forgiveness.

How one of the few queer black women in venture capital clears her mind to overcome bias and get things done

We named Hamilton one of our 100 People Transforming Business for shaking up the VC world by investing only in underrepresented founders.
Peter Thiel

PITCH-DECK LIBRARY: The pitch decks that helped hot startups raise millions

The best pitch decks weave data, vision, and storytelling in a captivating presentation. Here are the decks that startups have used to get funded.

Everything we know about uBiome, the startup that convinced Silicon Valley that testing poop was worth $600 million, and then filed for bankruptcy ami...

uBiome's test promised insights into your health from a tiny sample of your poop. But problems mounted for the startup, and now it's shutting down.
The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Bankrupt poop-testing startup uBiome is shutting down

The buzzy Silicon Valley startup is converting from chapter 11 to chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it'll cease operations and liquidate. uBiome once convinced VCs that testing poop was worth $600 million.