Erin Griffith, The New York Times

Erin Griffith

The New York Times

New York, NY, United States

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  • Fortune
  • VentureBeat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Atlantic
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Recent articles by Erin:

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

San Francisco Grants 2 Scooter Permits (but Not to the Early Disrupters)

The city’s regulators have a message for freewheeling scooter start-ups: Those that “ask forgiveness, not permission,” will not be forgiven. → Read More

Slack Raises $427 Million More, at $7.1 Billion Valuation

Slack’s appetite for funding and its eye-popping leaps in valuation are becoming normal in the private investment market. → Read More

Peloton’s New Infusion Made It a $4 Billion Company in 6 Years

The fitness company selling stationary bikes and subscriptions to live classes once confused investors. Now, after new financing of $550 million, it’s the toast of Silicon Valley. → Read More

The Week in Tech: SoftBank Strikes Again

Every SoftBank investment can make waves, just like the $240 million one in Brandless that it made this week. → Read More

These VCs Are Bringing 'Hard Science' to Fortune 500 Companies

Breakout Ventures helps science startups connect with bigger customers—and potential buyers. → Read More

The Tech Bubble Conversation Is Dead

Has the bubble burst? Who cares? The tech industry's problems are more complicated. → Read More

Term Sheet — Friday, August 25

This is it! My last Term Sheet and my last day at Fortune. (It’s not my last story for Fortune – I’ve got one more Boom With a View column, a profile of a venture capital firm, and some blurbs running in upcoming issues of the magazine.) One of the unfair things about being a writer is that we get all the glory and credit for the work of an enormous crew of people who make us look good. Editors,… → Read More

Indiegogo's Slava Rubin: Equity Crowdfunding Will Live Up Promise

Crowdfunding for equity has gotten off to a slow start, but in ten years it will be massive, Rubin says. → Read More