Soggy In San Francisco
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
The post Soggy In San Francisco appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I arrived this morning to a downpour and a city that feels exceedingly waterlogged. I’m sitting at a coffee shop in Berkeley in advance of a talk I’m giving on Startup Communities , a topic that to me suddenly feels even more relevant than before given the self-inflicted chaos going on at a macro level in America.
RideScout Expands to San Francisco
APRIL 11, 2014
RideScout, an app that helps people find transportation, announced it is expanding to the San Francisco area. The Austin-based company has also recently expanded its coverage to include “Sidecar, Silvercar, Muni, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit, Blue & Gold Fleet, Baylink Ferry and SamTrans — along with Flywheel, City CarShare, Bay Area Bike […] The post RideScout Expands to San Francisco appeared first on SiliconHills.
Austin in San Francisco
A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks
JANUARY 15, 2013
So when Austin said he wanted to move to San Francisco from eponymous Austin (Texas), supporting his move was a no-brainer. But wait, what if Austin finds a hot new startup in San Francisco and bails on us? So welcome to San Francisco, Austin.
An honest guide to the San Francisco startup life
The Next Web
AUGUST 27, 2015
Stationed on the West Coast of the United States, flanked by the blue hues of the Pacific Ocean, is a city that’s home to some of the greatest companies in the world – 700 miles south of that is San Francisco. I moved to San Francisco two years ago to work for a startup called Padlet.
San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem — Different From The Rest
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Culture collaboration community building entrepreneurship ecosystems san francisco startup cities startup cultureHere's a look at key takeaways which thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems have in common; and they left quite an impression on me.
10 Fastest Growing Companies in San Francisco
AUGUST 27, 2014
Some are calling San Francisco the startup hub and on track to take over Silicon Valley in terms of the tech industry. And with good reason
San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce
MAY 14, 2013
Here''s what actually makes Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotbeds of tech start-up activity. I learned to program computers in the sleepy suburbs of San Diego. I moved to San Francisco in 1994, because my wife had landed a great job there.
The Surprizingly Positive Effect Of San Francisco's Tech Boom
MAY 26, 2016
Creating big opportunities for small businesses
5 San Francisco Companies Disrupting Entire Industries
OCTOBER 28, 2014
I don''t buy hotel rooms in advance anymore. I don''t drive my own car. There''s just no need. Technology has disrupted those industries and more is on the way
San Francisco CEO Calls Rural Americans Racist; Institutes Xenophobic Hiring Rule
JANUARY 9, 2017
Melinda Byerley thinks you're a racist if you live outside the big cities, but she only hires native English speakers, a clear violation of federal law
HAXLR8R In San Francisco For Their Demo Day on June 18th
JUNE 6, 2012
Following is a guest post from Cyril about the program along with a link to their Demo Day event in San Francisco on June 18th. The HAXLR8R team will hit San Francisco on June 18th for their Demo Day , which will be hosted at Autodesk on Embarcadero. I love software wrapped in plastic.
A Legal Hurdle Is Keeping Uber Drivers Out of San Francisco
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
A requirement in San Francisco that Uber and Lyft drivers register for business licenses is resulting in some riders being stranded outside the city where the startups are headquartered
Leadership Lessons From the San Francisco Giants
OCTOBER 31, 2012
How did the San Francisco Giants win? As a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan, I’m thrilled that the club just won its second World Series in three seasons and is celebrating today in San Francisco. The same way your company can.
How San Francisco's New Parental Leave Policy Will Impact Startups
APRIL 7, 2016
San Francisco this week became the first U.S.city to require fully-paid parental leave. While some startups already have policies that meet or exceed the law's requirements, others make face difficult choices
The Brilliant Way One San Francisco Man Got His Resume To Be Seen
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Sometimes, you have to use your ingenuity
The 7 Easiest Cities to Get Your Start-up Funded (That Aren't San Francisco)
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Crunching investment data reveals which cities (outside the Bar Area) are on the rise as start-up hubs
My "Aha" Moment in San Francisco
JANUARY 21, 2013
This weekend I had the very good fortune to attend Ryan Deis and Perry Belcher's Traffic and Conversion Summit in downtown San Francisco.
San Francisco Places New Restrictions on Airbnb
JUNE 7, 2016
Airbnb thinks a new requirement passed by the city's Board of Supervisors on short-term rental services is unfair, and the startup says it is "considering all options to stand up for our community and keep fighting for real reform
Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies in San Francisco
DECEMBER 7, 2015
The Bay Area is proving to be a choice haven for the female founders of these Inc. 5000 companies
10 San Francisco Companies That Are Growing Like Crazy
AUGUST 12, 2015
Meet the Bay Area's private companies boasting the highest growth in revenue, employees and clout
San Francisco Sees Influx of New Tech Jobs
AUGUST 29, 2012
Looks like San Francisco is gaining back some of the tech talent it lost during the recession, according to recent data from the San Francisco Center For Economic Development.
Lessonplaceholders from the Ransomware Attack on San Francisco's Public Transportation
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Here are 5 important lessons for everyone from the ransomware attack that disrupted all ticketing for the San Francisco light rail
Meet The Founders Who Grow the Mother of All (San Francisco) Pot Plants
JUNE 24, 2016
Dark Heart Nursery, created in 2007, supplies the medical market with high quality mother plants for the area's dispensaries
Yelp Is Using Robots to Deliver Food in San Francisco
APRIL 12, 2017
Are you okay with having a robot delivering your order?'. Technology
Coming to San Francisco from July 31st to August 3rd
JULY 20, 2011
It’s been awhile, but I’m heading to San Francisco on July 31st (Sunday) and leaving August 3rd (Wednesday) on a red eye. I’ll be in town for a few things including a Localmind board meeting. Monday is going to be a busy day, and I’m booked Tuesday morning, but Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday are open. Sunday afternoon is free too. If you’d like to connect and meet, hang out, show me around town (it’s been awhile since I’ve visited!)
Tech Icon Kara Swisher Running for Mayor of San Francisco - But Not Until 2023
APRIL 14, 2016
The veteran tech reporter dubbed the "most feared and well-liked journalist" in Silicon Valley confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle that she had plans to run
Why San Francisco's New Pro Soccer Team Thinks Like a Startup
MARCH 29, 2016
Founded and funded by Silicon Valley veterans, the Deltas hope to be the most innovative club in the world's most popular sport
Uber's New San Francisco Headquarters to Ditch the Open Floor Plan
MAY 27, 2015
The ride-hailing startup's new and improved headquarters will be designed so that employees feel like they're part of a team, not a "cog in the wheel
In San Francisco, Employees of Unicorns Pay Half Their Rent to Live Near Work
OCTOBER 1, 2015
A recent study shows that six-figure salaries won't save you from spending half your income on rent in the notoriously expensive city by the Bay
Tour the Google Ventures war room in San Francisco
APRIL 1, 2014
Here’s a look at our war room in San Francisco. In the last two years at Google Ventures, I’ve done design sprints with more than 80 startups. One of the simplest tricks I’ve learned is that a dedicated space with walls — a war room — always helps us do better work.
San Francisco to Entrepreneurs: Solve Our City's Problems
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
Get San Francisco''s brightest to work on the city''s gnarliest problems. San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and the White House launched a new initiative Friday aimed at getting entrepreneurs to create tech-based solutions for some of the city''s gnarliest problems.
The Hypocrisy of Airbnb's Lawsuit Against San Francisco
JUNE 30, 2016
Airbnb is now embroiled in a lawsuit against its hometown of San Francisco, but the heart of the matter has implications far beyond itscurated listings
Entrepreneurial Density Revisted
OCTOBER 3, 2011
I’m in San Francisco right now and then New York later this week. The bay area splits similarly – I’m in San Francisco within walking distance or a short drive of many of our bay area companies, but I’m on the other end of the planet from Palo Alto. This seems to matter a lot, even in very large entrepreneurial communities like New York and San Francisco.
San Francisco Is Losing Its Luster for Top Tech Talent
APRIL 20, 2016
A recent study shows a spike in the percentage of tech workers looking to relocate to New York City, where many of them lived previously
Middle-East-Meets-West Provides An Edge For B2B Tech Companies
AUGUST 4, 2015
San Francisco and Tel Aviv are two of the greatest cities in the world for tech, each with a distinct culture and unique benefits to offer. Leadspace was founded in 2010 and maintains offices in both San Francisco and just outside Tel Aviv in Hod HaSharon, Israel.
Twitter's IPO Sparks Protest in San Francisco
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
At the same time, 3,000 miles away in San Francisco, a group of 20 protesters rallied outside of the social media giant ’s headquarters. The activists took issue with the $22 million tax break the city gave Twitter in 2011 to keep its offices in San Francisco.
San Francisco Secures More VC Funding Than Any Other U.S. City, and It Isn't Even Close
AUGUST 12, 2016
A new report reveals some interesting trends in the cities that are pulling in the most venture capital
Podio Goes San Francisco
MARCH 17, 2011
As a build-up for the launch, Podio's team will be relocated to San Francisco between March 21st and 25th where they would host workshops, meetings and networking sessions. Six months later the company is opening a Podio Store in San Francisco - impressively fast execution. Podio , a Copenhagen-based start-up, is about to officially open up their service to the public.
HomeAway Sues San Francisco to Stop the Enforcement of a Short-Term Rental Law
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
Austin-based HomeAway, the world’s largest online marketplace for vacation rentals, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city and county of San Francisco seeking to stop the city from enforcing a new short term rental law. Austin Airbnb HomAway lawsuit San Francisco short term rentals
Airbnb Pays Millions in Back Taxes to San Francisco
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
The total was estimated as being as much as $25 million