palantir News of 11/20/19
Terminal Raises $17m Led By 8vc To Source And Build Remote Teams Of Engineers
As LinkedIn announces the next stage of its own ambitions in the world of recruitment by bringing in more big data insights, another one of the startups indirectly chipping away at its position among knowledge workers by providing a way of hiring ...
Inside The History Of Silicon Valley Labor, With Louis Hyman
As I wrote for TechCrunch recently , immigration is not an issue always associated with tech — not even when thinking about the ethics of technology, as I do here . So when I was moved to tears a few weeks ago, on seeing footage of groups of 18 ...
Roblox EC-1, Immigration Requirements Doubling, Grief In The Workplace, And Cannabis Startups
The Roblox EC-1 Following in the wake of our deep profiles of Patreon and Niantic , we have our next EC-1 package, this time on children’s gaming platform Roblox . Extra Crunch writer Sherwood Morrison has covered gaming and startups for ...
Unraveling Immigration Politics And Silicon Valley Ethics With Jaclyn Friedman
Immigration may not seem to be a tech issue. But for Americans with some personal or family experience with the idea of separated families and/or concentration camps, it can be hard to see what is currently going on in our names thanks to the U.S. ...
The Rise Of The New Crypto “Mafias”
Ash Egan Contributor Ash Egan leads crypto investing at Accomplice. He formerly was a VC at ConsenSys Ventures and Converge. In the early 2000s, journalists popularized the term “ PayPal mafia” to describe the ...
Palantir’S Software Was Used For Deportations, Documents Show
Data mining firm Palantir’s software was used by a US government agency during an operation in 2017 in which immigrants crossing the border were arrested for deportation, newly released documents (PDF) have shown, contradicting the $20 billion ...
Unshackled Ventures Has $20m To Invest Exclusively In Immigrant Founders
Unshackled Ventures isn’t like other venture capital funds. The firm invests in immigrant founders and helps them secure visas so they can ditch their corporate job and launch the startup of their dreams. Today, Unshackled is announcing its ...
Palantir Wins $800 Million Contract To Build The U.S. Army’S Next Battlefield Software System
Palantir just landed a landmark contract with the U.S. Army worth north of $800 million. The Washington Posts reports that the Silicon Valley data analytics company was tapped over traditional defense contractor Raytheon on the project, which ...
Startups Weekly: Uber’S Headline-Grabbing Week And Sextech At SXSW
I spent the week at SXSW, Austin’s really, really huge technology, music, comedy and film festival. It’s my first year making the trek down here for the event, which I did to interview sextech entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora ...
137 Ventures Raises $210m To Give Liquidity To Startup Employees
137 Ventures walks and talks like your run-of-the-mill venture capital fund, but a quick look under the hood exposes a different style of investing. The San Francisco-based growth-stage firm, which is today announcing its fourth fund with $210 ...