Every fall, we’re presented with the biggest quandary of the year: Narrowing down the Bay Area’s abundance of stellar luminaries to an exclusive selection of trailblazers for our annual Hot 20 list.
You might want to think twice before sending your next tweet. Those 140 characters could end up on the side of the new Salesforce building on a 3-story tall, 2,500-square-foot digital canvas in the heart of SoMa.
Silicon Valley’s technology and venture capital firms are starting to make big bets on legal cannabis. Whether it’s Y Combinator, Tao Capital, or TechCrunch Disrupt, pot is hot.
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Vinnie Hobbs is the wizard behind some of this year's most iconic music videos, including Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and Nicki Minah's "Anaconda."
The story of Anne Wojcicki’s genetic testing service 23andMe is destined to become a classic in the epic tale of how libertarian, fast-paced, entrepreneurial Silicon Valley clashes with the slow grind of regulatory Washington.
Fashion girls who've been in San Francisco long enough know Gina Pell and Amy Parker, the BFFs in business who launched Splendora, "the authority on fabulous," back in 1999 and quickly became known for their killer recommendations, guide books, and parties. They sold their company to Joyus in 2011, and now the gals are back with a new project that's telling the old Splendora gang, as well as a host of new followers, what's what.
At the age of 32, Niles Lichtenstein has a resume that would resonate with any tech entrepreneur, including stints at Ansible Mobile (where his clients included Microsoft and Intel), and the mobile marketing firm Velti, where he held the title of youngest VP. Then, in 2015, he gave it all up. To tell stories.
Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack, has had some luck with that quintessential Silicon Valley gremlin, the pivot.