Erin Griffith, The New York Times

Erin Griffith

The New York Times

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Recent articles by Erin:

The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups

Uber and Airbnb were part of an early generation of tech start-ups that quickly reached $1 billion in value. The up-and-coming generation is looking very different. → Read More

These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns’

CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation. → Read More

Pierre Nanterme, Former C.E.O. of Accenture, Dies at 59

Mr. Nanterme, who capped a 36-year career at the global consulting giant with eight years as chief executive, transformed the company by sharpening its focus on new technologies. → Read More

Slack Files for Public Offering, Joining Silicon Valley’s Stock Market Rush

The workplace messaging company, one of the technology industry’s so-called unicorns, said Monday it had confidentially filed to go public. → Read More

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

I saw the greatest minds of my generation log 18-hour days — and then boast about #hustle on Instagram. When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle? → Read More

The Week in Tech: It’s Not Easy Being a Unicorn

Stock market fluctuations are making some hearts in Silicon Valley flutter as they prepare their companies for initial public offerings. → Read More

More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost

Frustrated with the perverse incentives of fast growth, founders are criticizing the investment model that built the tech industry as we know it. → Read More

Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do.

Some venture capitalists are rooting for a market dip to calm Silicon Valley’s overheated start-up scene. → Read More

Uber Is Said to File for an I.P.O. as It Races Lyft to a Public Debut

The offering, which is expected to be one of the biggest ever, puts the ride-hailing service neck and neck with its rival Lyft in a race to the public markets. → Read More

With the Economy Uncertain, Tech ‘Unicorns’ Rush Toward I.P.O.

Faced with a choppy stock market and fears of an economic downturn, Uber and Lyft are moving toward the public markets as other private tech companies also get ready. → Read More

More Small Companies Avoid I.P.O.s, Sapping U.S. Economy’s Vitality

Small and midsize firms are increasingly steering clear of going public, giving big companies outsize influence over stock markets and hampering business creation, wage growth and productivity. → Read More

Start-Ups Ask, ‘Are We Making Money for Saudi Arabia?’

Following the money isn’t easy in the opaque world of venture capital. → Read More

Venture Capitalist: A.I. Hype Still “Has a Ways to Go Up”

Anna Patterson, a former senior engineer at Google, has looked at all sorts of start-ups working on A.I. Some have great ideas, and some go too far. → Read More

Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s.

The chief executive of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, and his ambitious Vision Fund, are deeply enmeshed with the oil-rich kingdom, which has promised to invest $45 billion. → Read More

Silicon Valley Investors Shunned Juul, but Back Other Nicotine Start-Ups

The willingness to back some nicotine start-ups while condemning others illustrates the delicate ethical dance that investors are trying to perform. → Read More

Priyanka Chopra Is a Tech Investor, Too

The actor just made her second start-up investment, in dating app Bumble. Her investments will skew heavily toward companies with an element of social impact, and companies founded by women. → Read More

The Hot Property That’s Next on Tech’s Agenda: Real Estate

Venture capitalists are racing to pour money into technology for real estate — or what Silicon Valley is now calling proptech. → Read More

Paying Is Voluntary at This Selfie-Friendly Store

Drug Store, a new health-drink outlet in New York, is betting that customers will pay by text message after grabbing a bottle. → Read More

Pinterest Is a Unicorn. It Just Doesn’t Act Like One.

The company rejects Silicon Valley’s aggressive, hype-driven way of doing business. But its slow and steady approach has frustrated some investors and employees. → Read More

AnchorFree, Maker of a Top Online Privacy App, Raises $295 Million

The investment suggests that Hotspot Shield and other virtual private networks, or VPNs, are becoming more mainstream. → Read More