Troy Wolverton, Business Insider

Troy Wolverton

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Past articles by Troy:

One of Japan's leading banks is teaming up with the research institute that created Siri to try to bring a bit of Silicon Valley innovation back to Japan

SRI International created the technology underlying Apple's Siri virtual assistant. Investment bank Nomura wants to tap its expertise and connections. → Read More

This startup founder has raised $75 million with a one-slide pitch deck. Here's why he thinks that's a winning strategy.

Michael Litt, the cofounder and CEO of video software company Vidyard, has boiled down his investor presentation to just one slide. → Read More

Big Tech stocks are trading at levels not seen since the dot-com bust. Here's why that bubble could burst —and why it won't drag down the entire market like 2000.

The S&P 500's valuation hasn't been this high since 2000, and it's being driven almost entirely by tech stocks, Barclays says. → Read More

Trump's TikTok saga may be a sign of what's to come, as governments around the world start to pay closer attention to who's controlling the data and technology used by their citizens

The TikTok situation is part of a larger trend of US officials scrutinizing deals involving China and US data. That concern is going global. → Read More

Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of Arm could well bring the chip designer under US trade restrictions, but that won't necessarily undermine its business

An Arm cofounder warned against the Nvidia deal, saying the US could restrict its business. Legal experts say he's right, but it won't matter much. → Read More

The lawyer who helped launch the antitrust case against Microsoft is worried the government doesn't have the right personnel or strategy to take on Big Tech

Gary Reback has a long history of fighting anti-competitive behavior in the tech industry. He thinks the government needs to rethink its strategy. → Read More

Pinterest may have abandoned a big new San Francisco office project, but that doesn't mean other tech companies are about to flee the industry's epicenter

San Francisco's office space market has been slammed by the coronavirus crisis. But experts think there are good reasons why it could bounce back. → Read More

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says the US is its strongest market right now, as the pandemic drives many consumers out of cities to set up temporary rural homes

The onset of the coronavirus crisis crushed Airbnb's business. Even though the pandemic hasn't gone away in the US, Airbnb is seeing strong demand. → Read More

Airbnb's Brian Chesky says nothing about being a public company CEO will be as tough as seeing revenue plunge 80% in 8 weeks

Faced with the collapse of his business, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky had to make "10 years worth of decisions in 10 weeks," he told Business Insider in an interview. → Read More

The founder of a formerly high-flying telehealth startup is suing his former company, saying it ousted him after he objected to a grow-at-all-costs strategy that 'jeopardized patient health'

Hitesh Tolani said he founded tele-dentistry firm Virtudent to give back to society. But he said his investors pressured him to ignore patient safety. → Read More

Women and people of color are under-represented in the media and at tech events. An organization founded by women investors wants to do something about that.

All Raise, which promotes gender diversity in venture capital, has created a database of female tech industry experts. → Read More

How cloud storage startup Wasabi raised $30 million in the pandemic using this pitch deck and a simple sales message

Wasabi's founders know a thing or two about cloud storage. They had an idea of how to make it faster and cheaper and have found success. → Read More

Airbnb's growth momentum was destroyed by the coronavirus crisis. These 2 charts show just how bad it was — and how quickly it could bounce back.

Before the coronavirus crisis, Airbnb was a high-flying company. But the pandemic hit its business especially hard. → Read More

Here are the top 15 companies to work for, according to a survey of employees who ranked their own workplaces

Blind, which offers a service where employees can rate their workplaces, surveyed its users about whether they'd recommend their companies to others. → Read More

Elisity, a cybersecurity startup that just came out of stealth mode, landed a jumbo-sized $7.5 million seed round with this pitch deck

Burjiz Pithawala had never founded an independent startup before launching Elisity. But he impressed investors by doing his homework. → Read More

Palantir may be doing a direct listing, but it's borrowing a key feature of traditional IPOs

Palantir is going to bar executives, board members, and certain shareholders from selling a portion of their shares in or after its listing. → Read More

Palantir will have a stock structure that ensures its 3 founders will remain in control 'for the foreseeable future'

CEO Alex Karp, President Stephen Cohen, and director Peter Thiel will have special shares that ensure they collectively get nearly 50% of the vote. → Read More

Palantir publicly filed for an IPO

Palantir on Tuesday made public its paperwork for an initial public offering, seeking to raise as much as $100 million. → Read More

Unity, Epic Games' $6 billion rival in the video game creation software market, has filed for an IPO

Unity offers a video game engine that rivals Epic's. Its IPO filing comes as Epic's game engine is in danger of being barred from Apple devices. → Read More

Palantir's direct listing breaks with Spotify and Slack in one critical way that affects insiders' ability to cash in their shares

There's no standard way yet to do a direct listing, experts said, and Palantir has some good reasons to limit insiders' ability to sell. → Read More