Category: Valley

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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How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest
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How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest

Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. But when he was named president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the country’s…

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