Danny Crichton

Teampay raises $4m so you don’t have to steal your CEO’s credit card anymore

Teampay raises $4m so you don’t have to steal your CEO’s credit card anymore

 Few problems are as much of a headache for the modern corporate worker as buying things on the company’s dime. Companies are loathe to hand out credit cards to everyone in the building, but they also want their employees to do your job without having to fill out six forms in triplicate to requisition a […]

 Danny Crichton

Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

 Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingly exploring whether their rule-based systems for rationalizing urban space could be replaced with dynamic […]

 Danny Crichton

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

 The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli Hindriks have something to say about it. Hindriks is the founder of Jobbatical, a platform that allows digital nomads to find work in other countries and helps with the logistics of getting there. The company […]

 Danny Crichton

The legacy of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed today at 91

The legacy of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed today at 91

 One of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, passed away today. As Reuters pointed out in its short biography, Kamprad created a store — as a teenager mind you — that today has more than 400 locations, revenues of $62 billion, and a cultural ubiquity that very few […]

 Danny Crichton

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this: “In recent months, there have been complaints about the political sensibilities […]

 Danny Crichton

Uber’s Frankenboard arrives

Uber’s Frankenboard arrives

 Today was a momentous day in Uber history. After much debate, rumors and strife over the past few weeks, it looks like the company and its shareholders have come to an agreement over a tender offer that will see SoftBank own nearly 15 percent of the company, while also injecting around $1 billion in fresh […]

 Danny Crichton

As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market

As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market

 It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really, a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law” earlier this year that empowers Beijing to take unilateral control over critical internet infrastructure, while also mandating that foreign companies keep all citizen data local […]

 Danny Crichton

Intuit’s ‘rise of the rest’ M&A strategy means large paydays outside the Valley

Intuit’s ‘rise of the rest’ M&A strategy means large paydays outside the Valley

 This morning, Frederic reported that Intuit has acquired TSheets, a time-tracking service, for $340 million. That’s one of the highest prices that Intuit has ever paid for an acquisition, roughly equal to the cost of the company’s acquisition of Mint Bills / Check in 2014, and slightly smaller than the acquisition of Demandforce in 2012 […]

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