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Past articles by Melia:

Elon Musk is cracking down on employees at Twitter. His fellow tech founders are thrilled.

Silicon Valley executives say they're inspired by the way Musk is writing a "new playbook" at Twitter — one they hope to emulate. → Read More

Andreessen Horowitz's buzzy tech publication Future is shutting down hasn't published an article in months, and most of its editorial staffers have quietly left. → Read More

Tiger Global, Coatue, and other hedge funds tried to upend venture capital. It backfired and now they're 'licking their wounds,' VCs say.

Crossover funds like Tiger and Coatue once dominated venture capital. This year, they all but vanished, and VCs say that's a good thing. → Read More

Women in venture capital are writing the rules of maternity leave and bending the male-dominated culture to their will

For many new moms in VC, they stay plugged in during maternity leave out of fear that they might miss out on a deal or leave a founder in a lurch. → Read More

A former Shopify exec is taking a page out of the e-commerce company's playbook to build planning software for parents

Michael Perry said Maple wants to empower creators who could charge a fee for guides they create on the parenting app. → Read More

Why an early investor in Blue Bottle Coffee and Sweetgreen says he's found the 'holey grail' in a Hawaii doughnut chain

The appeal of Holey Grail Donuts, says investor Tony Conrad, was a fresh take on the mass-produced doughnuts that chain stores have sold for decades. → Read More

Coinbase investor Tom Loverro believes newer crypto investors are retreating now that 'winter is here'

Crypto's tourist VCs, lured by the prospect of quick returns and colossal wealth, will disappear amid a downturn, says IVP investor Tom Loverro. → Read More

CHART: The doom and gloom around startup investments is greatly exaggerated

The good times may be over for startups, but it's not as disastrous as Twitter would make you think. Tech startups are still closing lots of deals. → Read More

Bolt reaches settlement with Authentic Brands after claims it 'utterly failed' to deliver on its payment checkout technology

Bolt will continue to provide its one-click checkout technology to customer Authentic Brands Group, after it sued Bolt earlier this year. → Read More

Relativity Space's valuation cut by Fidelity by as much as 28% this year as competitor SpaceX's worth soars

Fidelity marked up its stake in Elon Musk-backed SpaceX by 25% this year, while slashing competitor Relativity Space's valuation. → Read More

Fidelity has marked down its Reddit stake by 40% since last year, as startup's IPO ambitions remain in question

Fidelity has cut Reddit's valuation for the second month in a row, marking down its stake by 7% in May. → Read More

Fidelity has cut Instacart's valuation for 5 straight months, marking down its stake by 25% in May

Fidelity, which invests in Instacart through a mutual fund, lowered the delivery startup's price per share to $48.43 at the end of May. → Read More

Fidelity slashes Stripe's valuation for a second straight month, marking down its stake by 35% so far this year

Fidelity marked down its stake in payments giant Stripe's valuation by 15% in May, a 35% decrease since the beginning of the year. → Read More

Startups look to slash cloud costs in a fight for survival, but investors warn of dire consequences if they cut too deep

To avoid a worst-case scenario, like layoffs, amid the market downturn, some savvy startups are cutting or negotiating their cloud costs to save cash. → Read More

Inside early internet entrepreneur and Digg founder Kevin Rose's meteoric resurgence in the age of crypto

Eighteen years after news-aggregator website Digg, Kevin Rose is staking his redemption on Proof, a new kind of media company. → Read More

Kevin Rose, founder of Moonbirds, a set of owl images worth $165 million, lays out his investing strategy for digital art

On his Proof podcast, tech entrepreneur Kevin Rose finds the most interesting digital art collections and interviews the artists behind them. → Read More

Gelt puts savings accounts on the blockchain. Here's an exclusive look at the 10-page pitch deck it used to raise $4 million from NFX.

Gelt wants to make savings accounts on the blockchain easy to use for people who don't know DeFi from WiFi. → Read More

Tiger-backed email startup Superhuman has laid off 22% of its staff a month after launching on Microsoft Outlook

Superhuman, the premium email app that costs $30 a month, is laying off a big chunk of its workforce. → Read More

Andreessen Horowitz just raised a $600 million fund to invest in the next Roblox or Axie Infinity

Andreessen Horowitz's new gaming fund builds on a decade-long run of investments in companies like Roblox, Oculus, Zynga, and Axie Infinity. → Read More

Superhuman has finally arrived on Microsoft Outlook, unlocking massive growth potential for the company now that over 300 million more users have access

Starting Wednesday, Outlook users can install the email app Superhuman. And people no longer need an invite to jump the 450,000-person waitlist. → Read More