Author Archives: Chadwick Matlin
  • Startup mating rituals 101

    An anthropological technography of the strange, ritualized world where startups sell themselves to venture capitalists: Demo Day.

    FORTUNE -- As more people have fled to the startup community for the promise of wealth and freedom, a new tier of gatekeepers have emerged. They're called "incubators," and their imprimatur is tantamount to a college degree. It's like getting a degree from Harvard or MIT, explains David Cohen, the co-founder of TechStars, one of MORE

    - Apr 15, 2011 1:51 PM ET
  • The ruthless Rose

    Kevin Rose, the founder and former CEO of Digg, says he won't spend Milk Inc.'s VC money keeping bad products on life support.

    FORTUNE -- A month ago, Kevin Rose, the founder and former CEO of Digg, built something creepy. He had been nursing an idea that would test the limits not just of how much we wanted to share online, but also how much we wanted to know what others MORE

    - Apr 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Bubble babble

    The only thing more important than whether there is a tech bubble: why we're so obsessed with one.

    FORTUNE -- I'm calling a top to the pundit bubble. All week, spurred by Color's gaudy valuation, the tech and economic punditry have continued their months-long monologue about whether or not we're in a tech bubble. Back and forth they went, inflating nothing but their own self-importance as they jostled to be the one MORE

    - Apr 1, 2011 12:10 PM ET
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