Erin Griffith, The New York Times

Erin Griffith

The New York Times

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Recent articles by Erin:

G.M.’s Cruise Unveils a Self-Driving Car. Don’t Look for It on Roads.

The futuristic Origin, which seats six passengers and lacks a steering wheel, will require intensive testing and regulatory scrutiny before it can hit the streets. → Read More

This Company Says It Will Fix Your Smile. It May Shush You if It Doesn’t.

SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth aligners online, has worked to limit information about customer dissatisfaction. → Read More

Oyo Scales Back as SoftBank-Funded Companies Retreat

The Indian hospitality start-up is losing hotel rooms and has stepped back from more than 200 cities as part of a broader pullback by firms financed by SoftBank. → Read More

SoftBank Takes Loss in Sale of Wag, Dog-Walking Start-Up

The technology investment powerhouse sold its shares as its pushes the companies it bets on to seek profits and long-term stability. → Read More

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses

A public offering by the company, which leases shared office space, will be a major test of investors’ appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable start-ups. → Read More

Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion

StockX is one of several online marketplaces that have turned resales of shoes into a big — and highly valued — business. → Read More

Lyft and Uber Were Duds, but the I.P.O. Market Is Having a Great Year

Despite all the hype and excitement, questions have hung over these I.P.O.s: What would the appetite be among investors? → Read More

Slack Stock Soars, Putting Company’s Public Value at $19.5 Billion

The workplace messaging company’s shares rose on the stock market on Thursday, putting its value at nearly triple that of when it was a private firm. → Read More

As Slack Prepares to Go Public, Its C.E.O. Is Holding His Tongue

Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s chief executive, has been outspoken. Maybe too outspoken for a business software company that is about to go public. → Read More

Slack Discloses $141 Million Loss as Messaging Start-Up Joins Tech Listing Rush

Unlike most other Silicon Valley darlings going public this year, Slack is not holding an initial public offering, where it sells shares to the public. → Read More

Pinterest Prices I.P.O. at $19 a Share, for a $12.7 Billion Valuation

The shares will begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PINS. → Read More

Who Goes Public When? Tech Companies Maneuver to Stand Out in the Horde

With so many start-ups listing their shares this year, each is trying to avoid the traffic jam to get its own moment in the sun. → Read More

Venture Capital Is Putting Its Money in Astrology

The investment in Big Zodiac seems … preordained. → Read More

Pinterest Dials Down Expectations as I.P.O. Nears

The digital pin board company set a price range for its I.P.O. that would value the business below its last private market valuation of $12 billion. → Read More

Lyft Is Ready for Its I.P.O. How Much Pop Is Left?

Unicorn companies are finally going public, after large gains have been captured by elite early investors. → Read More

Who’ll Get Rich When Lyft, Uber and Other ‘Unicorns’ Go Public

Some of the most valuable tech start-ups are preparing to go public, starting with Lyft on Friday, and the I.P.O.s promise to generate big paydays for the start-ups’ employees and investors. → Read More

A Favorite Tool While Reporting on Start-Ups: Paper?

Erin Griffith explains how Silicon Valley’s hot young companies are no longer churning out must-use apps and gadgets on an everyday basis. → Read More

Hey, Look at Me! I’m a Venture Capitalist.

As high-profile start-ups like Lyft, Pinterest and Uber prepare to go public, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are using the moment to shine the spotlight on themselves. → Read More

Pinterest Is Rare ‘Unicorn’ Preparing an I.P.O. Without Hemorrhaging Cash

The start-up, which lets people create virtual “pin boards,” officially joined the herd of tech companies stampeding to the public markets this year by unveiling its offering prospectus. → Read More

SoftBank and Other Investors May Buy $1 Billion Stake in Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

The talks precede Uber’s initial public offering and may ease worries about how costly it is to develop autonomous vehicles. → Read More