GUEST: Facebook, Adobe, Autodesk and Planet Labs all have started creative residency programs in the last year, but these kinds of programs aren’t a new invention. Artist-in-residence programs started over a century ago and ranged from making studio space in offices to placing painters, sculptors, poets, and musicians at universities. Art has always been an important part of innovation. It actually helps Nobel Prize…
Foursquare, Google Latitude, and Facebook Nearby failed to change the way we all meet up. That’s because intent, not location, is the most important thing when connecting people offline. If we want to meet up for food, coffee, drinks, the gym, a party, or just to chill, it’s tough to know who else does too. It…
International Farming Corp. and Finistere Ventures have agreed to partner under the moniker Willow Hill Ventures to invest in growth-stage agricultural tech startups. International Farming Corp. owns and manages land that it, essentially, leases out to commercial farmers, helping them maximize the land’s yield and profitability. Finistere Ventures invests in early-stage tech companies building products […]
The convertible note is a useful and common financing structure in Silicon Valley. It’s a form of debt that is really more a type of equity — one where the valuation hasn’t been determined yet. It’s helpful because sometimes you want to align a new investor or bridge a company with extra capital, but not argue about the valuation or have to price the round yet.
Wattpad, a popular site where authors can share stories with readers, is announcing its broader ambitions with the launch of a new division called Wattpad Studios. The company describes Studios as a way for Wattpad to partner with the entertainment industry, and it said the new division will operate like the multi-channel networks that work with online […]
Photographer Ari Seth Cohen introduced audiences to the best in over-60 fashion with his bestselling book Advanced Style. The artist is back with the follow-up Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, out today from powerHouse Books, which continues to celebrate the glamour of older women and men around the world. Street style and inspiration, in the […]
French startup Trusk is like Uber, but for moving things. This isn’t a mover startup, and it isn’t a transporter. It’s something more flexible. And the company has had a weekly growth rate of 15 percent recently. But first, let me start with a story. I’ve used UberXL multiple times to transport boxes of books and stuff, a mattress, a chair — and I’m probably forgetting a few rides. These weren’t long distance rides, just quick trip across the city. Trusk kn