Bill Gurley

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  Uber’s   Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India   2016. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Uber Technologies’s fractured board declared peace on Tuesday, attempting to put months of strife behind it by unanimously passing a series of measure(...)

The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Travis Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the board and scheming to retain power at the company even after he was forced to resign as chief executive of Uber

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride-services company an(...)

Bill Gurley was instrumental in pushing for Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, to step down. Photograph: Reuters

The departure of one of Uber’s earliest investors from its board late on Wednesday added fresh turmoil to the San Francisco-based transportation compa(...)

Travis Kalanick stepped down  as chief executive of Uber after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Travis Kalanick has stepped down as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation col(...)

 Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill at the headquarters of the Silicon Valley startup, which makes a note-taking app, in Redwood City, California. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Evernote, a Silicon Valley start-up that makes a note-taking app, was supposed to be dead by now. After a stratospheric rise over the last few years,(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien: there are two broad reasons for going down the IPO route – raising funds or facilitating an exit for existing shareholders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is no such thing as a “good” pulled IPO. In the statement announcing its decision not to proceed with its plan to float this week on the New Yor(...)

Paola Antonelli, senior curator of The Museum of Modern Art, gives a keynote address in Austin. Photograph: Travis P Ball/Getty Images for SXSW

The internet of everything is discussed again and again at South By Southwest (SXSW), but the event itself has become the conference of everything.(...)

The big one: Snapchat  is now raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

What a difference a year makes. Less than 12 months after investors valued Snapchat, the red-hot messaging app, at about $10 billion, the startup is a(...)

A female investor suggested to Sheri Atwood that she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists. Atwood says the recommendation underscores an attitude in Silicon Valley that women make second-class entrepreneurs. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions – but not the tip she got from a fe(...)