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Dan Primack / Axios:
After reports of sexual harassment, Justin Caldbeck takes indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital, apologizes for behavior, says he'll seek counseling   —  Venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital, the Silicon Valley firm he co-founded …
Jun 23, 2017, 3:57 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
A number of female founders allege unwanted sexual advances and harassment by Binary Capital's Justin Caldbeck   —  “What do you know about a VC named Justin Caldbeck?”  —  That was the question a (now former) colleague asked last year, at the end of an unrelated conversation.
Jun 23, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Source: over 1,000 Uber employees sign letter to board demanding that Travis Kalanick return “in an operational role” because he's “critical” to future success   —  More than one thousand current Uber employees have signed a letter to the company's board of directors …
Jun 22, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: A group of Uber investors, including Benchmark Capital, is exploring ways to remove Travis Kalanick as Uber's CEO   —  A select group of Uber's institutional investors is exploring ways of removing Travis Kalanick as CEO, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Jun 21, 2017, 1:00 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sleep monitoring startup Hello, which raised $40M+, to shut down, has laid off most employees and is seeking a buyer for its remaining assets   —  Hello, a sleep monitor maker that raised over $40 million in venture capital, has laid off most of its employees and is seeking a buyer for its remaining assets, Axios has learned.
Jun 12, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Opendoor says Uber's outgoing finance chief Gautam Gupta is joining the real estate startup as COO   —  Gautam Gupta, Uber's outgoing finance chief, is headed to home-buying startup Opendoor as its chief operating officer, the company tells Axios.  Gupta has spent four years at Uber …
Jun 9, 2017, 6:03 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Apple removes Facebook and Twitter integration from iOS 11   —  There are lots of new features in iOS 11, but one feature that is being pulled from the next version of the iPhone operating system is the built-in support for Facebook and Twitter, Axios has confirmed.
Jun 5, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Exclusive: Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave the company   —  Bozoma Saint John, the Apple executive who garnered significant attention for her demo at last year's worldwide developer conference, plans to leave the company, Axios has learned.
Jun 3, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Essential began with a $30M investment from Playground and Redpoint and raised a second round; Tencent, VY, Altimeter, Access Tech logos also visible on site   —  Andy Rubin's startup, Essential unveiled its new smartphone earlier in the day, but has been mum on who is providing …
May 30, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Google launches venture capital program focused on AI, led by VP of engineering Anna Patterson, aiming to invest $1M to $10M per deal   —  Google has launched a new venture capital program focused on artificial intelligence, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
May 26, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context

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