Arielle Pardes, The Information

Arielle Pardes

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Arielle:

A Son of Palo Alto Digs Up Its Skeletons

Around 70,000 people live in Palo Alto, Calif., but to walk through it with Malcolm Harris is to see a town populated with ghosts. There are the specters of Leland Stanford and his wife Jane (who may or may not have been murdered in a battle for control of Stanford University). There’s the ... → Read More

Why the Long Face, Founder? The New Executive Coach Has Four Legs and a Mane

Last year, Eurie Kim, a managing partner at Forerunner Ventures, took some of her portfolio founders on a field trip. They were going to spend the day at the Golden Gate Dairy Stables, a ranch in Marin County traversed by scenic trails with pristine views of the Northern California coastline. ... → Read More

The Best Little Unicorn in Texas: Jasper Was Winning the AI Race—Then ChatGPT Blew Up the Whole Game

A few weeks ago, Sam Altman, CEO of artificial intelligence startup OpenAI, logged onto a Zoom call. On the other side of the screen was Dave Rogenmoser, CEO of Jasper, a copywriting startup built on OpenAI’s flagship large-language model, GPT-3. The two companies share a Slack channel, where ... → Read More

Big Tech Moves (Slightly) to the Right: Employee Contributions Show Silicon Valley’s Growing Embrace of Conservatives

It’s not just Elon Musk who is tacking to the right. Employees of four big tech companies are directing a greater share of their midterm political contributions to conservative candidates than in the two previous election cycles. The Information’s analysis of political giving by employees of ... → Read More

Tech’s ‘Overnight Shift’: The Smart Mattresses, Pillows and Gummies Putting Silicon Valley to Sleep

All-nighters were once a badge of honor among the tech elite. Now there’s nothing more embarrassing than a sleepless CEO. “It’s almost like there was this overnight shift in the tech scene,” said Aaron Bailey, co-founder of BuiltFirst, a cloud marketplace platform. “Everyone was glorifying how ... → Read More

‘You Don’t Know This Nerd Is a Silent Killer’: A Raging Martial Arts Scene Finds a Home in Silicon Valley

Few people have ever choked Mark Zuckerberg. Khai Wu is one of them. A professional fighter known as The Shadow, Wu has a black belt in jiujitsu and has been using it on the Facebook founder during private mixed martial arts training sessions the last several months. Their sparring bouts include ... → Read More

After Layoffs, Crypto Startups Face a ‘Crucible Moment’

The hard times could be a harbinger for everyone else. → Read More

Coinbase Offered Them Dream Jobs—and Then Took Them Away

Hundreds of prospective employees have been left adrift, including some who were counting on the position for their visas. → Read More

Bolt Loaned Employees Thousands to Buy Stock—Then Laid Them Off

At least one employee borrowed $100,000 from the company—and now has just 30 days to pay it back. → Read More

The Bad Times Are Coming for Startups

A spate of layoffs is just the first sign of trouble for early-stage companies facing an economic downturn. → Read More

What Elon Musk Can Learn From Mastodon—and What He Can’t

Twitter’s new owner has a vision that sounds a lot like a scrappy little social network that already exists, with one key difference. → Read More

A Wave of Startups Is Tackling Cow Burps and Other Climate Issues

The demand for tech to save the planet is driving a new boom in companies trying to cash in. → Read More

Airbnb Cracked Down on Ukraine Listings. Some Donors Wish It Hadn’t

In an effort to limit scams, the platform has canceled bookings in the country with little or no explanation. → Read More

Today's Startups Are Flush With Cash—and Watching Every Penny

Investors have poured money into startups the past few years. Now, founders worry about a changing market and the rising cost of retaining employees. → Read More

How Job Applicants Try to Hack Résumé-Reading Software

Recruiters increasingly use machines to screen applicants. So crafty hopefuls are devising tactics to outwit the machines. But is it worth it? → Read More

Latino Founders Have a Hard Time Raising Money From VCs

Despite diversity pledges, funding to Latino-founded startups in the US still lags—accounting for only 2 percent of venture investments last year. → Read More

Everyone Wants to Be an Entrepreneur

Applications for new businesses rose 20 percent last year, after languishing for a decade. Many newly minted founders attribute it to the pandemic. → Read More

Who Do Young Entrepreneurs Look Up To? Elon Musk

Steve Jobs is dead, Mark Zuckerberg is tarnished. For the next generation of startup founders, the contributions of Bill Gates feel like ancient history. → Read More

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Is Convicted on 4 Counts

A jury acquits the former CEO of the failed blood-testing startup on four other charges, and deadlocks on three. → Read More

Advice to Startup Founders: Prepare to Fail

Three new books explore why fledgling companies flounder—and what to do about it. → Read More