Dan Primack, Axios

Dan Primack


Boston, MA, United States

Contact Dan

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Axios
  • Fortune
  • Entrepreneur
  • CNN
  • pehub

Recent articles by Dan:

Scoop: Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Deal to be announced later today. → Read More

Pharma startups forced to sit on their hands as clinical trials halt

Expect to see some costly changes for future pharma startup investing. → Read More

Inside the idea of state bankruptcy

Going broke and going bankrupt are not synonymous. → Read More

Sequoia Capital calls coronavirus "the black swan of 2020"

Sequoia Capital issued a dire warning Thursday to portfolio company CEOs about the business impacts of the coronavirus, suggesting that they "question every assumption" about their businesses, including cash runway, headcount, sales forecasts, and the availability of future funding. Why it matters: Sequoia, an early investor in Airbnb and Google, is no Chicken Little. The last time it did… → Read More

Why Elliott Management wants to oust Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

The activist investor is striking straight at the cult of the founder. → Read More

Online dollar store Hollar to wind down

The news comes one day after Brandless also shut its doors. → Read More

Altria lost $8.6 billion on its Juul investment in just 14 months

It's become one of the worst strategic investments in memory. → Read More

Pro Rata - December 5, 2019

Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings → Read More

OZY Media has raised $35 million in new venture capital funding

Carlos Watson's company bulks up as it adds new TV offerings. → Read More

Scoop: Adam Neumann will determine WeWork's fate

SoftBank will pay Neumann $200 million to leave WeWork's board of directors and support its takeover. → Read More

Verizon agrees to sell Tumblr to owner of Wordpress

Yahoo acquired the company in 2013 for $1.1 billion. → Read More

Trump administration designates China as currency manipulator

It's a further ratcheting up of trade tensions between the two countries. → Read More

Questions for Peter Thiel after his accusations about Google and China were tweeted by Trump

You don't propose that someone deserves to face a firing squad without at least a single receipt. → Read More

Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb rejoins venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates

He'll be a full-time investor. → Read More

Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb rejoins venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates

He'll be a full-time investor. → Read More

Uber wants to raise $10 billion in IPO

It would be among the largest IPOs of all time. → Read More

Scoop: Silicon Valley VC out after hiring disgraced college "coach"

Chris Schaepe wasn't arrested, but he still lost the job he's held for 28 years. → Read More

Apple buys voice app startup Pullstring

This could help Siri better compete with Alexa. → Read More

VC-backed media companies aren't like software companies

Business Insider is a a success story of VC-backed media. → Read More

Hostile takeover effort emerges for a popular cryptocurrency

Could Ripple lose control of XRP? → Read More