Julie Bort, Business Insider

Julie Bort

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Fort Collins, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Julie:

The best seed VCs of 2022 — based on data

Insider's Seed 100 and Seed 25 lists name the best seed venture capitalists using a statistical model three years in the making from Tribe Capital. → Read More

43 US startups raised massive $100 million-plus Series A rounds in 2021. Here's the full list, along with their investors.

Venture capital funding broke records In 2021, nearly doubling 2020's total. Those dollars benefited many young startups that raised Series A rounds. → Read More

5 things in tech you need to know today

Julie Bort shares some of her favorite stories from the past year, covering topics like burnout at startups and the dark world of dirty term sheets. → Read More

Over 340 US startups became unicorns in a record-breaking 2021. Here's the full list and their investors.

VCs broke records in 2021 with investments that valued US startups at over $1 billion. The list includes crypto, databases, diamonds and outer space. → Read More

Target is poaching engineers from Amazon in order to 'leapfrog' Amazon Go technology. Here's what we know.

Target wants to take on Amazon and Amazon Go by building out its own network of high-tech stores and warehouses. → Read More

Trouble at Google's DeepMind and tech workers not going back to the office

In this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter we look at an investigation of a Google VP, tech workers saying no to the office, and more. → Read More

How Anis Uzzaman took his venture fund to $1.5 billion from zero in just 8 years without fundraising

A limited partner investor came to him with an idea and he reluctantly agreed. The next thing he knew, he had invented a new VC business model. → Read More

VC firm Sequoia issued a public statement saying it did not pressure Robinhood to stop trading GameStop

After a viral Reddit post accused Sequoia and the White House of pressuring Robinhood to stop trading GameStop, the venture firm denied the rumor. → Read More

How Porch's CEO saved his company and made himself some $230 million richer by selling to a SPAC, his 2nd huge exit

Home-improvement startup Porch went public via a SPAC merger in December. But its saga also involves boardroom drama and a cofounder's cancer battle. → Read More

Francoise Brougher says Pinterest put her through hours of personality assessments before hiring her. Now she's landed a $22.5 million gender discrimination settlement.

Brougher spoke with Business Insider about the difficult moments she endured before and after suing Pinterest for gender discrimination. → Read More

Airbnb's three founders have put two unusual twists on their efforts to retain control after their company goes public

In an unusual move, the founders have agreed to vote for one another in board elections for the next 20 years. → Read More

San Francisco has enacted a new 'CEO tax.' It's for companies that 'overpay' their CEOs.

San Francisco's Proposition L easily passed. It slaps an extra tax on companies that pay their CEOs more than 100 times their workers. → Read More

A founder wrote a brutally honest email to one of his VCs when he severed the relationship, and Silicon Valley can't stop talking about it

A redacted email written by CircleUp founder Ryan Caldbeck to an investor board member is shining light on a dark corner of the venture world. → Read More

This résumé for Elon Musk proves you don’t need your CV to be longer than one page

Musk is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history → Read More

How this startup CEO raised $100 million from Tony Fadell, Amazon, and BMW for a new energy-saving motor that everyone thought was impossible to build

As climate change eats the planet, this startup offers hope that human ingenuity, backed by heavy hitters, really can save the world → Read More

A VC who was part of a deal that tried to buy TikTok for $20 billion says US national security concerns of the app are valid

"People don't realize how dangerous this data can be," warns Anis Uzzaman, CEO of venture firm Pegasus Tech Ventures. → Read More

The creator of VC Guide, a site where founders post brutally honest reviews of VCs anonymously, wants to fix the broken power dynamic in Silicon Valley

'It's too easy for founders to confuse visibility and loudness on Twitter for value-add and real expertise," one of the site's creators explained. → Read More

Snowflake's record-breaking IPO put $41 billion into the coffers of these 5 investors at the end of its first day of trading

Snowflake finished Day 1 with a valuation of over $70 billion, leaving a trail of multibillion-dollar investors in its wake. → Read More

Anonymous founders are posting brutal reviews of venture capitalists on VC Guide, a website that wants to become the NetPromoter for VCs

VC Guide lets anonymous startup founders post reviews on venture capitalists, who also have a chance to respond. → Read More

Now Apple wants to bulldoze the fitness app industry, even though many of these companies rely on the App Store and dutifully pay Apple its 30% cut

Apple has a history of wiping out the little-guy developers and this time it's set its sights on the lucrative fitness app industry. → Read More