I saw a tweet going around today suggesting a founder’s identity should be intimately tied up in their startup, and thought I might offer a different perspective on the mindset I’d prefer to see in founders we work with.

I subscribe to the Steve Blank school of startups, which is…

Normally I don’t write about portfolio companies because I generally dislike the whole genre of press and wish there were less emphasis on what VCs are doing and more about what companies are doing, but I wanted to make an exception for Rippling. Today Rippling announced a Series A round…

I see it said and written on a regular basis that conservatives are afraid and oppressed in Silicon Valley, unable to speak their ideas. As a conservative, I take issue with this idea.

I think that if we want to understand what’s Silicon Valley believes and what is unacceptable here…

Parker Thompson

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