Category: Valley

Audi sets up Silicon Valley office to develop automated driving systems for U.S. market
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Audi sets up Silicon Valley office to develop automated driving systems for U.S. market

Audi has opened an office in Silicon Valley that aims to adapt and develop advanced driver assistance systems for the U.S. market.  The Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office will be located in San Jose and initially staffed with about 60 employees. The company said A2D2 will have the “flexibility to quickly develop new…

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A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking
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A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking

The law firm Fenwick & West has published some new data to highlight how Covid-19 has impacted the world of venture capital in Silicon Valley. The biggest surprise? It’s how little impact the global pandemic seems to have had on dealmaking this spring. Consider first that valuations in April were actually higher than in March,…

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Silicon Valley restructuring veteran says his firm is winding down up to 3 startups a day
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Silicon Valley restructuring veteran says his firm is winding down up to 3 startups a day

‘It doesn’t matter what size they are; when they come to us, they’re all broke’ Marty Pichinson gets called a lot of things: Silicon Valley’s undertaker, its terminator, a grave digger. These aren’t meant as slights; Pichinson is the founder of Sherwood Partners, a restructuring firm that Bay Area venture firms frequently turn to when…

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems

‘I like to think about community as an ecosystem,’ says CEO Nicole Taylor Scott Bade is a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of “More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First.” More posts by this contributor Over the last decade, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has become one of the favorite destinations for…

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Silicon Valley Declares ‘Climate Emergency’
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Silicon Valley Declares ‘Climate Emergency’

Silicon Valley’s Transportation Board declared a “climate emergency” this week in an attempt to heighten public awareness and adopt measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions. “Global climate change caused by human activities has resulted in a climate emergency which demands mobilization at a massive scale to halt, reverse, mitigate, and prepare for the consequences of…

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