"Trump non dovrebbe essere il nostro presidente", afferma l'ex CPO di Facebook Chris Cox – TechCrunch


Chris Cox è motivazionale i discorsi sono stati al centro del nuovo orientamento dei dipendenti di Facebook. Ma dopo 14 anni sui social network, il Chief Product Officer è partito a marzo tra uno shake-up esecutivo e Facebook nuovo piano per dare priorità alla privacy spostandosi per crittografare le sue app di messaggistica. Non sono stati rivelati dettagli sui suoi prossimi progetti.

Ora il leader di 37 anni metterà il suo atteggiamento ispiratore e il suo acuto senso della strategia per lavorare per proteggere l'ambiente e migliorare il governo. Oggi alla conferenza Wired25, Cox ha finalmente condiviso di più sul suo lavoro come consulente per lo sviluppatore di tecnologia politica per il progressivo Acronimo e per l'avvio satellitare Planet Tracks per il monitoraggio dei cambiamenti climatici. Ha anche spiegato di più sulle circostanze della sua partenza dalla suite C del social network.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – 8 NOVEMBRE: Chris Cox parla sul palco del vertice WIRED25 2019 – Giorno 1 al Commonwealth Club l'8 novembre 2019 a San Francisco, California. (Foto di Phillip Faraone / Getty Images per WIRED)

Lasciando Facebook

Su come si sentiva a lasciare Facebook, Cox disse: "parte di il Motivo io era va bene in partenza era quello dopo 2016 mi piacerebbe trascorso un' coppia anni costruzione su un' mazzo di il squadre quello io provato erano maggior parte importante per ordinare di prendere il Lezioni quello noi imparato attraverso alcuni di 2016 e inizio per mettere nel posto istituzioni quello può Aiuto il azienda, essere Di Più responsabile e essere un' meglio comunicatore sopra alcuni di il chiave problemi."

Per quanto riguarda ciò che lo ha spinto specificamente a partire, Cox ha spiegato che "Non era qualcosa in cui sentivo di voler passare altri 13 anni sui social media. Mark e io abbiamo visto le cose in modo leggermente diverso. . . io pensare noi siamo ancora indagare come un industria, Come fare voi equilibrio proteggere il vita privata di popolo di informazione e continua per mantenere persone sicuro ", ha detto Cox.

Indipendentemente dal fatto che il passaggio alla crittografia facesse parte di ciò, ha affermato di ritenere che la crittografia sia "eccezionale: e che" offra un'enorme protezione ", ma ha osservato che" icertamente rende alcune di queste cose più complicate ”sulla privacy rispetto al bilancio di sicurezza. Ha integrato gli sforzi di Facebook per creare modi per catturare cattivi attori anche se sono protetti dalla crittografia. Ciò include iniziative di alfabetizzazione digitale in Brasile e in India prima delle elezioni e l'offerta di sistemi di inoltro per l'invio di informazioni discutibili ai controllori dei fatti. "Penso che ci siano pro e contro con questi sistemi e non sono un vero sostenitore di nessuno di essi", ha detto Cox, e ha osservato che ciò che Facebook sta costruendo è "in risonanza con ciò che la gente vuole".

A Cox è stato chiesto del grande dibattito sull'opportunità di Facebook di consentire la pubblicità politica. "Pensiamo che la pubblicità politica possa essere buona e utile. Spesso favorisce e arriva rispetto agli storici. "Tuttavia, controllando i fatti, ha detto:" Sono un grande fan ", anche se Facebook non lo applica alle pubblicità politiche. Ha notato che "io pensare il azienda dovrebbero indagare e è indagare micro targeting. . . Se c'è centinaia di varianti essere correre di il creativo poi suo difficile per ottenere il tuo braccia in giro ciò che è essere ha detto. "Ha anche sostenuto un maggiore contesto nell'interfaccia utente che distingue gli annunci politici.

Chris Cox parla a Wired25

I prossimi progetti di Cox

Da quando ha lasciato Facebook, Cox è entrato a far parte del comitato consultivo di un gruppo chiamato Acronimo, che sta contribuendo a costruire lo stack della campagna e della tecnologia di messaggistica per i candidati progressisti. “Questo è un la zona dove mio percezione è quello il progressisti avere stato dietro a sopra il capacità per sviluppare e uso come un' squadra infrastruttura quello aiuta voi avere un' bene elettore file, come sviluppare messaggistica – appena di base politica nel 2019.”

Lauren Goode di Wired ha chiesto se si stava allineando con i progressisti, prendendo una posizione politica e se poteva farlo mentre era ancora su Facebook. “Assolutamente no ", ha risposto Cox.E perché è quello io pensare quando sei nel un' molto anziano ruolo a un' piattaforma, hai il dovere di essere molto più neutrale nella tua politica ".

Poi è uscito con una dichiarazione audace resa possibile dalla sua indipendenza. “Penso che Trump non dovrebbe essere il nostro presidente. L'altra cosa a cui tengo molto in questo momento è il cambiamento climatico e non ci aiuterà. "

Ciò ha portato Cox a discutere che stava anche lavorando per consigliare Planet Labs, startup di San Francisco, che utilizza immagini satellitari per tenere traccia dei cambiamenti climatici. “Il visione era per costruire questi piccolo, di scarpascatola-taglia satelliti con solare pannello pannello Ali e avere un' flotta di loro nel spazio, quale è vero-tempo l'imaging il Terra."

Con questi dati, Cox ha spiegato che è possibile monitorare gli incendi, la deforestazione, le centrali a carbone, il gas metano e altro ancora. Poi, "voi può inizio per contribuire per avendo un' Salute sistema, dove voi siamo fondamentalmente l'imaging il Terra ogni ora, e poi sei la creazione di alcuni pubblico dati impostato con utensili quello spina dentro, come moto a luogo, andare da dentro a fuori: I put my hand inTO my pocket = metto la mano in tasca decisione maker, banche, assicurazione aziende, politici, investitori, giornalisti, studenti … "

Alla domanda sulla responsabilità delle grandi tecnologie nell'affrontare i cambiamenti climatici, Cox ha affermato che "io pensare a il molto meno suo fabbricazione un' impegno per essere carbonio-negative “.

Il lavoro di Acronimo e Planet Lab si intreccia, poiché Cox ritiene che i dati climatici dimostrino la necessità di qualcuno di nuovo nell'Oval Office. Mentre Cox non ne ha discusso sul palco, Wired lo ha elencato come parte del gruppo Shasta, che è il veicolo di Cox per contribuire a questi progetti. Tuttavia, non è pronto a lanciare una società a tutti gli effetti in politica e clima. “Sono ancora così giovane a Questo campo quello io non fare avere abbastanza fiducia nel mio proprio mentale modello di il mondo."

Cox ha concluso che, sfruttando i dipendenti delle grandi aziende e facendo in modo che i leader del team prestino maggiore attenzione ai cambiamenti climatici, "io fare pensare Tech può condurre."

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LIVE: Chris Cox, ex Chief Product Officer, Facebook, in conversazione con Lauren Goode di WIRED

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LIVE: Viviamo con Chris Cox, ex Chief Product Officer, Facebook, del nostro summit # WIRED25 in una conversazione con la scrittrice senior WIRED Lauren Goode.

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Per quanto riguarda ciò che lo ha spinto specificamente a partire, Cox ha spiegato che "Non era qualcosa in cui sentivo di voler passare altri 13 anni sui social media. Mark e io abbiamo visto le cose in modo leggermente diverso. . . io pensare noi siamo ancora indagare u00a0come un industria, Come fare voi equilibrio proteggere il vita privata di popolo di informazione e continua u00a0per mantenere persone sicuro ", ha detto Cox.

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Indipendentemente dal fatto che il passaggio alla crittografia facesse parte di ciò, ha affermato di ritenere che la crittografia sia "eccezionale: e che" offra un'enorme protezione ", ma ha osservato che" icertamente rende alcune di queste cose più complicate ”sulla privacy rispetto al bilancio di sicurezza. Ha integrato gli sforzi di Facebook per creare modi per catturare cattivi attori anche se sono protetti dalla crittografia. Ciò include iniziative di alfabetizzazione digitale in Brasile e in India prima delle elezioni e l'offerta di sistemi di inoltro per l'invio di informazioni discutibili ai controllori dei fatti. "Penso che ci siano pro e contro con questi sistemi e non sono un vero sostenitore di nessuno di essi", ha detto Cox, e ha osservato che ciò che Facebook sta costruendo è "in risonanza con ciò che la gente vuole".

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A Cox è stato chiesto del grande dibattito sull'opportunità di Facebook di consentire la pubblicità politica. "Pensiamo che la pubblicità politica possa essere buona e utile. Spesso favorisce e arriva rispetto agli storici. "Tuttavia, controllando i fatti, ha detto:" Sono un grande fan ", anche se Facebook non lo applica alle pubblicità politiche. Ha notato che "io pensare il azienda dovrebbero indagare e è indagare micro targeting. . . Se c'è centinaia di varianti essere correre di il creativo poi u00a0suo difficile per ottenere il tuo braccia in giro ciò che è essere ha detto. "Ha anche sostenuto un maggiore contesto nell'interfaccia utente che distingue gli annunci politici. u00a0

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Chris Cox parla a Wired25

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I prossimi progetti di Cox

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Da quando ha lasciato Facebook, Cox si è unito al comitato consultivo di un gruppo chiamato Acronimo, che sta contribuendo a sviluppare la campagna tecnologica e la tecnologia di messaggistica per i candidati progressisti. “Questo è un la zona dove mio percezione è quello il progressisti avere stato dietro a sopra il capacità per sviluppare e uso come un' squadra infrastruttura quello aiuta voi avere un' bene elettore file, come sviluppare messaggistica - u00a0appena di base politica nel 2019.”

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Lauren Goode di Wired ha chiesto se si stava allineando con i progressisti, prendendo una posizione politica e se poteva farlo mentre era ancora su Facebook. “Assolutamente no ", ha risposto Cox.E perché è quello io pensare quando sei nel un' molto u00a0anziano ruolo a un' piattaforma, hai il dovere di essere molto più neutrale nella tua politica ".

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Poi è uscito con una dichiarazione audace resa possibile dalla sua indipendenza. “Penso che Trump non dovrebbe essere il nostro presidente. L'altra cosa a cui tengo molto in questo momento è il cambiamento climatico e non ci aiuterà. "

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Ciò ha portato Cox a discutere che stava anche lavorando per consigliare l'avvio di San Francisco Planet Labs, che utilizza immagini satellitari per tenere traccia dei cambiamenti climatici. “Il visione era per costruire questi piccolo, di scarpascatola-taglia satelliti con solare pannello pannello Ali e avere un' flotta di loro nel spazio, quale è vero-tempo l'imaging il Terra."

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Con questi dati, Cox ha spiegato che è possibile monitorare gli incendi, la deforestazione, le centrali a carbone, il gas metano e altro ancora. Poi, "voi può inizio per contribuire per avendo un' Salute sistema, dove voi siamo fondamentalmente l'imaging il Terra ogni ora, e poi sei la creazione di alcuni pubblico dati impostato con utensili quello spina dentro, come moto a luogo, andare da dentro a fuori: I put my hand inTO my pocket = metto la mano in tasca decisione maker, banche, assicurazione aziende, politici, investitori, giornalisti, studenti ... "

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Alla domanda sulla responsabilità delle grandi tecnologie nell'affrontare i cambiamenti climatici, Cox ha affermato che "io pensare a il molto meno suo fabbricazione un' impegno per essere carbonio-negative “.

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Il lavoro di Acronimo e Planet Lab si intreccia, poiché Cox ritiene che i dati climatici dimostrino la necessità di qualcuno di nuovo nell'Oval Office. Mentre Cox non ne ha discusso sul palco, Wired lo ha elencato come parte del gruppo Shasta, che è il veicolo di Cox per contribuire a questi progetti. Tuttavia, non è pronto a lanciare una società a tutti gli effetti in politica e clima. “Sono ancora così giovane u00a0a Questo campo quello io non fare avere abbastanza fiducia nel mio proprio mentale modello di il mondo."

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Cox ha concluso che, sfruttando i dipendenti delle grandi aziende e facendo in modo che i leader del team prestino maggiore attenzione ai cambiamenti climatici, "io fare pensare Tech può portare.” u00a0

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Constine ha anche conseguito una laurea in lettere con lode presso la Stanford University nel 2007, con una concentrazione in psicologia sociale e processi interpersonali.

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Constine è stato citato da The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantic, BBC World Magazine, Slate e molti altri, inoltre è stato presentato in televisione su Good Morning, America, The Today Show, China Central Television e Fox News. Constine è classificato come il giornalista tecnologico più citato al primo posto nel prestigioso aggregatore di notizie Techmeme.

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(Rivelazioni: Josh Constine ha temporaneamente consigliato una startup di condivisione di posizione sociale di un amico in codice denominata "Signal" che aveva sede a San Francisco prima di sciogliersi nel 2015. Questo ruolo di consulenza è stato chiarito con i redattori di AOL e TechCrunch e si è concluso. La fidanzata di Constine u00e9e Andee Gardiner co-fondatore dell'acceleratore di startup Founders Embassy Il cugino di Constine, Darren Lachtman, è il fondatore della startup pubblicitaria influencer Niche, acquisita da Twitter, e da allora ha lasciato e fondato lo studio di contenuti per ragazzi Brat. Constine non scrive di Founders Embassy o Brat. conoscenti derivanti da alloggi universitari intorno al 2007 con i fondatori di Skybox Imaging (ora Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat e Robinhood, ma non mantiene stretti legami sociali con loro né influisce sulla sua scrittura. Constine occasionalmente paga impegni orali a conferenze, ma solo quelli finanziati da società che non copre. Constine possiede una piccola posizione in Ethereum e Le criptovalute di Bitcoin, non commerciano a giornata, e rivelano le loro posizioni direttamente in articoli ove appropriato. Constine non fa consulenze, investimenti di angeli o scambi di titoli pubblici al di là di invenzioni di titoli pubblici da parte della proprietà dei suoi genitori che non ha alcun ruolo nella gestione o nella consulenza.)

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La parola ufficiale è giunta dalle autorità federali su una potenziale causa della malattia misteriosa che colpisce gli utenti di svapo: vitamina E acetato, una sostanza chimica trovata in alcuni prodotti di svapo che è stato dimostrato che indugi nei polmoni molto tempo dopo. La scoperta è stata definita una "svolta", ma è tutt'altro che l'ultima parola sulla situazione.

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Purtroppo, la condizione ha già causato la morte di almeno 39 persone e più di 2.000 casi sono stati segnalati collettivamente da ogni stato tranne l'Alaska. At present the only advice offered has been to stop vaping altogether.

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In una teleconferenza mediatica, i responsabili delle indagini dei Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hanno spiegato le basi per puntare il dito contro la vitamina E acetato. La sostanza è stata citata come un possibile problema all'inizio, ma solo recenti test lo hanno dimostrato un sospetto in buona fede, ha spiegato il team.

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Campioni prelevati dai polmoni di 29 vittime della condizione sono stati inviati da 10 diversi stati e la vitamina E acetato è stata trovata in tutti. “These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate as the primary site of injury within the lungs,” said Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC .

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Anche se ha concordato sul fatto che questa prova è una "svolta", ha notato che al momento è solo una correlativo finding u2014 more research is required to establish causa, vale a dire il meccanismo del danno, sebbene siano stati fatti altri lavori in tale ambito.

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"Precedenti ricerche non CDC suggeriscono che quando la vitamina E acetato viene inalata, può interferire con la normale funzione polmonare", ha detto.

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"È importante notare che questi risultati non escludono altri possibili composti o ingredienti che potrebbero causare queste lesioni polmonari", ha continuato. "Potrebbe esserci più di una causa dell'epidemia."

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Altrettanto importanti sono le statistiche relative alle fonti delle sostanze in questione. Come accennato in precedenza nell'inchiesta, una grande parte di coloro che soffrono di questa condizione utilizzava prodotti THC, e in particolare quelli acquisiti attraverso canali non regolamentati come i commercianti di strada.

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L'acetato di vitamina E potrebbe essere stato aggiunto allo scopo di tagliare essenzialmente il prodotto, Schuchat ha menzionato in risposta a una domanda sulla chiamata.

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"Ciò può essere fatto allo scopo illecito, o a scopo di lucro, di diluire i materiali, renderlo bello e forse non dover usare tanto THC o altri ingredienti attivi", ha detto.

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Other potentially dangerous chemicals have been identified in vape products when heated and aerosolized, including many that even the creators might not have predicted.

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Conoscere un potenziale colpevole non è al centro del problema, il che sarebbe che questa sostanza chimica (forse tra gli altri) si è già accumulata nei mesi o negli anni nei polmoni degli utenti di vaporizzatori frequenti. Il trattamento è una linea parallela di ricerca, ma conoscere almeno una sostanza responsabile dovrebbe essere utile.

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The CDC’s previous advice still stands, the officials noted: They advise avoiding vaping altogether, as there are very few controls at present over which ingredients are allowed in vape products, and what must be declared on the packaging, or indeed whether those declarations are in any way accurate.

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Every startup is a story and every startup’s success depends — on some level — on how well they can either tell that story or get that story told.

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Will this be as poorly attended as SF Disrupt and essentially a series of agendaed and scripted press conferences?

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To learn more about the next wave of consumer startup investment outside Silicon Valley, Iu2019m speaking to leading B2C-focused investors in various hubs about the trends they’re excited about right now.u00a0

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Consumer health and banking startups were recurring areas of interest, and there’s a sense that apps and product brands which provide a deeper sense of community are an untapped opportunity.

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner at Union Square Ventures

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At USV, we are focused on opportunities that broaden access by leveraging technology to increase value and decrease cost in big buckets of consumer spend. In doing so, we are looking for ways to make products and services previously available to a select segment available to many more. In particular, we have been investing in areas of consumer health where the delivery mechanism not only makes the care more convenient but also more affordable and higher quality; products and platforms in financial services that change the traditional underlying model to drive financial health for a mass customer; and opportunities that create new access to education both for kids and lifelong learners.u00a0

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Within each of these segments, I’ve been very interested in how new communities are forming inside products–users that come for a specific offering are forming allegiance and increasing engagement by interacting with other users. I think that is a trend we will only see accelerate.

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David Tisch, Founding Partner at BoxGroup

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People are bored on their phones, not of their phones. I am most excited to meet founders working on consumer apps that bring happiness and fun to a mass consumer audience, as I continue to believe we are in the early days of mobile and the app store is not dead.

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These apps may look like a game, they may be a game, or they may be a new feed, but TikTok, Twitch, HQ, Yolo and other Snap app kit apps, Tinder and others have shown consumers want new apps, the barrier for adoption and retention isu00a0 just very high. All apps and games have a half-life, creating something with a very long one is really hard, but the demand is sitting on the phone scrolling thorough feeds, waiting for some new fun. We are excited about apps that allow people to interact with others in different ways, in new worlds, using new hardware, or new interfaces.

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With the rise of the sober curious movement, we invested in Kin Euphorics, offering consumers a sexy option to an alcoholic drink, creating a social experience around a non-alcoholic beverage that doesnu2019t exist in the market today. With beer sales decreasing five years in a row, brands like Heineken are offering alcohol-free alternatives catering to this growing audience.

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With the decline of religion, we have seen the rise of what we call the u201crise of the alternate community.u201d Consumers are looking for ways to connect online and offline based on specific interests. Examples of this in our portfolio include The Wonder, a membership model for familyhood, Peanut, a social network for modern motherhood, and Co-Star, an astrology app.

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With this initiative, a16z wants to democratize cryptocurrencies. Dixon and the a16z team has been involved in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space for seven years, and the firm now wants to share some of its learnings with entrepreneurs.

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This way, it could give a boost to the crypto community, which could create investment opportunities for a16z down the road u2014 a16z says clearly that participating in the crypto startup school doesn’t mean you’ll receive an investment from a16z. It also positions a16z as a thoughtful investor when it comes to crypto startup investments u2014 not just for participants of the crypto startup school but for the crypto community at large.

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The program is looking for 20 to 25 teams, which should represent approximately 40 participants. You should have prior experience when it comes to building software products, but you donu2019t need to be a crytpo expert. Participants can expect 12 to 15 hours of lectures, workshops, mentorship and networking opportunities per week.

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Recently, I shared the responses from several London-based investors; today, we spoke to eight of New Yorku2019s top consumer VCs:

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Consumer health and banking startups were recurring areas of interest, and there’s a sense that apps and product brands which provide a deeper sense of community are an untapped opportunity.

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner at Union Square Ventures

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At USV, we are focused on opportunities that broaden access by leveraging technology to increase value and decrease cost in big buckets of consumer spend. In doing so, we are looking for ways to make products and services previously available to a select segment available to many more. In particular, we have been investing in areas of consumer health where the delivery mechanism not only makes the care more convenient but also more affordable and higher quality; products and platforms in financial services that change the traditional underlying model to drive financial health for a mass customer; and opportunities that create new access to education both for kids and lifelong learners.u00a0

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Within each of these segments, I’ve been very interested in how new communities are forming inside products–users that come for a specific offering are forming allegiance and increasing engagement by interacting with other users. I think that is a trend we will only see accelerate.

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David Tisch, Founding Partner at BoxGroup

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People are bored on their phones, not of their phones. I am most excited to meet founders working on consumer apps that bring happiness and fun to a mass consumer audience, as I continue to believe we are in the early days of mobile and the app store is not dead.

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These apps may look like a game, they may be a game, or they may be a new feed, but TikTok, Twitch, HQ, Yolo and other Snap app kit apps, Tinder and others have shown consumers want new apps, the barrier for adoption and retention isu00a0 just very high. All apps and games have a half-life, creating something with a very long one is really hard, but the demand is sitting on the phone scrolling thorough feeds, waiting for some new fun. We are excited about apps that allow people to interact with others in different ways, in new worlds, using new hardware, or new interfaces.

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Anu Duggal, Founding Partner at Female Founders Fund

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With the rise of the sober curious movement, we invested in Kin Euphorics, offering consumers a sexy option to an alcoholic drink, creating a social experience around a non-alcoholic beverage that doesnu2019t exist in the market today. With beer sales decreasing five years in a row, brands like Heineken are offering alcohol-free alternatives catering to this growing audience.

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With the decline of religion, we have seen the rise of what we call the u201crise of the alternate community.u201d Consumers are looking for ways to connect online and offline based on specific interests. Examples of this in our portfolio include The Wonder, a membership model for familyhood, Peanut, a social network for modern motherhood, and Co-Star, an astrology app.

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Recently reelected, Indonesian President Joko Widodou00a0announced a desire to move the nation’s capital from Jakarta to the East Kalimantan region, citing environmental concerns, the most exigent of these being the fact that Jakarta is literally sinking due to the uncontrolled extraction of groundwater. Widodo said he wished to separate Indonesiau2019s government from its business and economic hub in Jakarta.

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However, what would a move from Jakarta do to Indonesiau2019s burgeoning startup economy?

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Shifting administrative governmental hubs

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According to Widodo, studies have determined that the best site for the proposed new capital is between North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kertanegara, both located in East Kalimantan. The basis of this selection is due to studies highlighting the regionu2019s relative protection from natural disasters, especially when compared to other regions. This would definitely be a benefit for the governmental heart of Indonesia, ensuring continuous administrative functions in a disaster-prone region. Other governments have separated administrative centers from their economic hubs with varying degrees of success, with some examples being Brazilu2019s creation of Brasu00edlia, as well as Koreau2019s projected move from Seoul to Sejong.

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What is most interesting to note from prior examples is that these newer branched-out cities are non-surprisingly, heavily government-centric. In Brasu00edlia, roles tied to the government make up nearly 40% of all jobs, while in Sejong, a lack of facilities like public transit and commercial mall space cause many to commute into Sejong for government work, instead of permanently settling in the area. Given the semi-undeveloped nature of East Kalimantan, these anecdotes are quite troubling if the government is actually moving to North Penajam Paser or Kutai Kertanegara.

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These facts raise the question of economic impacts of such governmental moves. In fact, one may even opine that while these moves do allow for governmental growth, ultimately, they may hurt the country economically due to a divestment between both government and economic hubs. In this specific instance, it is most important to analyze the impact of such a move on Indonesiau2019s startup economy, as the nation is one the worldu2019s leaders in startup growth.

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Indonesiau2019s startup economy

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Indonesia has emerged as a startup hub within Southeast Asia in recent years, with its population of over 260 million marking it as the worldu2019s fourth-most populous country. Additionally, Indonesiau2019s mobile-first population has enabled the full embrace of the internet era, with 95% of all internet users in Indonesia connected to the web via a mobile device.

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Similarly, startup growth has boomed in the island archipelago, with several Indonesian-based unicorns disrupting local, regional, and global economies. Softbank-backed ecommerce giant Tokopedia is currently in talksu00a0for a pre-IPO funding round, while emerging super-app Gojek controls significant portions of the ride-sharing industry in Asia, simultaneously expanding intou00a0separate industriesu00a0to include digital payments, food delivery, and evenu00a0video-streaming. Additionally, online travel portal Traveloka (in which Expedia has a minority stake) has recentlyu00a0entered the financial services space, furthering its impact within Asia. These specific examples of high-growth startups demonstrate a population hungry for innovation, further driving the developing startup economy.

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The crowded landscape of programs teaching non-technical people to become software developers has been a proving ground for a new model of education financing: income share agreements (ISAs). With an ISA, students avoid paying tuition upfront or taking out private loans, instead paying a percentage of their income for a time after graduation after they’re earning a minimum income.

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The model aligns education providers with students’ career outcomes, and one startup is staking a claim to be the leader in the space; Kenzie Academy, a year-long program with a physical campus in Indianapolis u2014 and a student body that’s 66 percent online u2014 announced a partnership with Community Investment Management (CIM) earlier this week that provides $100 million in debt to cover the operating costs associated with students who defer payment through ISAs.

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Kenzie co-founder and CEO Chok Ooi says that core to Kenzie’s mission is the goal that its graduates “can stay in the heartland and attract more jobs so that someone coming out of the Midwest no longer has to move to Silicon Valley or New York to have a successful career in tech.” This $100 million is one of the largest commitments yet to financing ISAs and Kenzie is using it to recruit a more diverse population of students who may not be able to afford tuition or qualify for student loans otherwise.

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I interviewed Ooi to understand how Kenzie differentiates itself from competitors, how it has iterated its model to improve retention and job placement and how he expects the ISA market to evolve over the next couple years. Here’s the transcript of our conversation, edited for length and clarity:

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Eric Peckham: The landscape of software developer training programs is crowded. Where did you see an opportunity to do something different, and how do you position Kenzie relative to others in the market?

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Chok Ooi: My co-founder came from Galvanize, so we observed firsthand the proliferation of tech and coding boot camps. These are typically short-term, three-to-five month programs and they tend to do well serving people with college degrees. I would say that they are disrupting the masters’ program space. We saw a major gap in programs that serve a much larger demographic of people who are much earlier in their development. People who never went to college, or did a little bit of college and dropped out, or just never had a professional work experience. A three-month training is insufficient to get them to a point where they could land a technical job and be successful.

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We saw an opportunity to bring high-quality tech education to the American heartland that is 12 months in length. For about two-thirds of our students, this is their first post-secondary credential training.

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We are giving them not just the technical skills, but elements from a traditional four-year college as well, like critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

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Compared to those other bootcamps or training programs, is Kenzie targeting different job outcomes for its graduates?

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We did a survey of our students that asked them to name the top five tech companies they desired to work for. None of the Silicon Valley companies made the list other than Salesforce. Indianapolis is the second largest Salesforce office outside of San Francisco. The rest of the companies our students named were companies like DMI and Zylo that people in Silicon Valley don’t hear about but are doing very well in the Midwest. Their friends work there. They’re a fabric of the community. If we really want to create job opportunities for the rest of America, we cannot adopt the Silicon Valley mindset.

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Kenzie Academy co-Founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

Kenzie Academy co-founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

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So how do you evaluate technical aptitude and critical thinking in the admissions process? What’s that process look like, and how has it evolved over the last couple of years? What have you learned in order to make that more effective?

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Prior to founding Kenzie, I started a company nine years ago called AglityIO. The model for AgilityIO was similar to companies like Andela. We were trying to solve the talent crunch in the Bay Area by recruiting and training people with the raw talent in Vietnam. Today, that company works with Google, Uber, NerdWallet, Meetup.com and 150 other tech companies. So Iu2019ve experience in developing processes to identify raw talent in this context.

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As people are doing the online assessments, we collect data points of how long it takes for them to solve the problem, what their different decision points are and things like that. Then as they get enrolled in Kenzie, we continue to collect attendance data, grades, and then placement data and use that to look at success and failure cases. We constantly refine our assessment.

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Are you seeing any particular pattern or cluster in the applications youu2019re receiving or the candidates youu2019re accepting in terms of prior field of employment or aspect of their background?

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These projects often focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, and since Microsoft is on a mission to infuse all of its products with more AI smarts, it’s no surprise that it’s also seeking ways to integrate Microsoft Research’s innovations into the rest of the company.

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Across the board, the company is trying to find ways to become more innovative, especially around its work in AI, and it’s putting processes in place to do so. Microsoft is unusually open about this process, too, and actually made it somewhat of a focus this week at Ignite, a yearly conference that typically focuses more on technical IT management topics.

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At Ignite,u00a0Microsoft will for the first time present these projects externally at a dedicated keynote. That feels similar to what Google used to do with its ATAP group at its I/O events and is obviously meant to showcase the cutting-edge innovation that happens inside of Microsoft (outside of making Excel smarter).

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To manage its AI innovation efforts, Microsoft created the Microsoft AI group led by VP Mitra Azizirad, who’s tasked with establishing thought leadership in this space internally and externally, and helping the company itself innovate faster (Microsoft’s AI for Good projects also fall under this group’s purview). I sat down with Azizirad to get a better idea of what her team is doing and how she approaches getting companies to innovate around AI and bring research projects out of the lab.

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“We began to put together a narrative for the company of what it really means to be in an AI-driven world and what we look at from a differentiated perspective,” Azizirad said. “What we’ve done in this area is something that has resonated and landed well. And now we’re including AI, but we’re expanding beyond it to other paradigm shifts like human-machine interaction, future of computing and digital responsibility, as more than just a set of principles and practices but an area of innovation in and of itself.”

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Currently, Microsoft is doing a very good job at talking and thinking about horizon one opportunities, as well as horizon three projects that are still years out, she said. “Horizon two, we need to get better at, and that’s what we’re doing.”

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It’s worth stressing that Microsoft AI, which launched about two years ago, marks the first time there’s a business, marketing and product management team associated with Microsoft Research, so the team does get a lot of insights into upcoming technologies. Just in the last couple of years, Microsoft has published more than 6,000 research papers on AI, some of which clearly have a future in the company’s products.

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Securing a green card can feel overwhelming for people in Silicon Valley who were born in India and China. But with the right help and guidance from a skilled immigration attorney, the process can be simpler, smoother and more successful.

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Limits written into existing immigration laws on both the number of green cards issued each year, as well as the number of green cards available based on country of origin, leave some waiting half a century or more for a green card, with people from India and China facing the longest wait times for employment-based green cards.

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In this fiscal year, which ended on October 31, 226,000 family-sponsored green cards and 141,918 employment-based green cards were available. And the per-country cap, which is the maximum number of green cards available to individuals born in a particular country, was 25,754.u00a0

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Although these U.S. laws pose an extra challenge for people born in countries with the highest demand for green cards, if you were born in India or China, there are some things you can do to mitigate this wait.

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Il EB-1A green card for extraordinary ability does not require an employer sponsor or even a job offer, which means itu2019s one of the few self-petition green cards. To demonstrate eligibility,u00a0you must be able to show you have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and that you and your work have received national or international acclaim.u00a0

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Individuals who apply for the EB-1A do not need to obtain labor certification (as required of employers). That means the process is simpler and can be much faster than typical employment-based green cards. Also, an individual applicant may have more flexibility to change jobs than if an employer applied on their behalf.

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Il EB-1B green card for outstanding researchers and professors requires an employer to sponsor you. Candidates for the EB-1B green card must demonstrate great achievements in their academic field.u00a0

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And finally, the EB-1C green card for multinational managers and executives enables an employer to bring an executive or manager who has been working abroad over to the U.S. to live and work. The EB-1C candidate must have worked outside the U.S. for the employer for at least one year.

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This Cato Institute analysis estimates individuals born in China and India face waiting eight and nine years, respectively, for an EB-1 green card.u00a0Despite the small and growing backlog for EB-1 green cards for individuals born in China and India, it still remains one of the quicker options.
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Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the chief product officer left in March amidst an executive shake-up and Facebook’s new plan to prioritize privacy by moving to encrypt its messaging apps. No details on his next projects were revealed.

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Now the 37-year-old leader will be putting his inspirational demeanor and keen strategy sense to work to protect the environment and improve the government. Today at Wired25 conference, Cox finally shared more about his work advising political technology developer for progressives Acronym, and climate change-tracking satellite startup Planet Labs. He also explained more about the circumstances of his departure from the social network’s C-suite.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Chris Cox speaks onstage at the WIRED25 Summit 2019 – Day 1 at Commonwealth Club on November 08, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED)

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Leaving Facebook

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On how he felt leaving Facebook, Cox said, “part di il reason io era okay leaving era quello dopou00a02016 I’d spent un' couple anni building out un' bunch di il teams quello io provato erano most important per sort di take il lessons quello noi learned through alcuni di 2016 e start per put nel posto institutions quello can Aiuto il company, essere Di Più responsible e essere un' meglio communicator sopra alcuni di il chiave issues.”

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LIVE: Chris Cox, Former Chief Product Officer, Facebook, in conversation with WIRED's Lauren Goode

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LIVE: We're live with Chris Cox, former Chief Product Officer, Facebook, from our #WIRED25 summit in conversation with WIRED senior writer Lauren Goode.

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As for what specifically drove him to leave, Cox explained that, “It wasn’t something where I felt I wanted to spend another 13 years on social media. Mark and I saw things a little bit differently . . . io pensare noi siamo still investigatingu00a0as an industry, Come fare voi balance protecting il privacy di people’s information e continuingu00a0per mantenere people safe,” Cox said.

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On whether moving toward encryption was part of that, he said he thinks encryption is “great: and that “It offers an enormous amount of protection,” but noted “it certainly makes some of those things more complicated” on the privacy versus safety balance. He complemented Facebook’s efforts to build ways of catching bad actors even if they’re shielded by encryption. That includes digital literacy initiatives in Brazil and India ahead of elections, and offering forwarding systems for sending questionable information to fact checkers. “I think there are pros and cons with these systems and I’m not a hard-liner on any one of them,” Cox said, and noted that what Facebook is building is “resonant with what people want.”

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Cox was asked about the major debate about whether Facebook should allow political advertising. “We think political advertising can be good and helpful. It often favors up and comers versus incumbents.” Still, on fact-checking, he said, “I’m a big fan,” even though Facebook isn’t applying that to political ads. He did note that “io pensare il company should investigate e è investigating micro targeting . . . if there’s hundreds di variants being run di il creative poiu00a0it’s tricky per get your arms around what’s being said.” He also advocated for more context in the user interface distinguishing political ads.u00a0

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Chris Cox speaks at Wired25

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Cox’s next projects

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Since leaving Facebook, Cox has joined the advisory board of a group called Acronym, which is helping to build out the campaign and messaging technology stack for progressive candidates. “Questo è an area dove mio perception è quello il progressives avere been behind sopra il ability per develop e uso as un' team infrastructure quello helps voi avere un' bene voter file, how to develop messaging —u00a0appena basic politics nel 2019.”

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Wired’s Lauren Goode asked if he was aligning himself with progressives, taking a political stance, and whether he could do that while still at Facebook. “Absolutely not,” Cox responded.E perché è quello io pensare quando you’re nel un' moltou00a0senior role a un' platform, you have a duty to be much more neutral in your politics.”

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He then came out with a bold statement enabled by his independence. “I think Trump should not be our president. The other thing I care a lot about right now is climate change and he’s not going to help us there.”

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That led to Cox discussing that he’s also been working to advise San Francisco startup Planet Labs, which is using satellite imagery to track climate change. “Il vision era per build these small, di shoebox-size satellites con solar panel panel wings e avere un' fleet di them nel space, quale è real-time imaging il Earth.”

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With that data, Cox explained you can track wildfires, deforestation, coal power plants, methane gas and more. Then, “voi can start per contribute per having un' Salute system, dove voi siamo basically imaging il Terra ogni hour, e poi you’re creating alcuni pubblico dati set con tools quello plug dentro, come moto a luogo, andare da dentro a fuori: I put my hand inTO my pocket = metto la mano in tasca decisione makers, banks, insurance companies, policymakers, investors, journalists, students…”

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Asked about big tech’s responsibility for addressing climate change, Cox said “io pensare a il molto meno it’s making un' commitment per being carbon-negative.”

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Acronym and Planet Labs’ work intertwines, as Cox believes climate data proves the need for someone new in the Oval Office. While Cox didn’t discuss it onstage, Wired listed him as part of Shasta Group, which is Cox’s own vehicle for contributing to these projects. Still, he’s not ready to launch a full-fledged company of his own in politics and climate. “I’m still così youngu00a0a Questo field quello io don’t avere enough confidence nel mio proprio mental model di il world.”

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Cox concluded that by harnessing big company’s employees and having team leaders put more attention on climate change, “io fare pensare tech can lead.”u00a0

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(Disclosures: Josh Constine temporarily advised a college friend's social location-sharing startup codenamed 'Signal' that was based in San Francisco before dissolving in 2015. This advising role was cleared with AOL and TechCrunch's editors and has concluded. Constine's fiancu00e9e Andee Gardiner co-founded startup accelerator Founders Embassy. Constine's cousin Darren Lachtman is the founder of influencer advertising startup Niche that was acquired by Twitter, and he's since left and founded teen content studio Brat. Constine does not write about Founders Embassy or Brat. Constine has personal acquaintances stemming from college housing circa 2007 with founders at Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat, and Robinhood, but does not maintain close social ties with them nor does that influence his writing. Constine occasionally does paid speaking engagements at conferences, but only those funded by companies he does not cover. Constine owns a small position in Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, does not day-trade, and discloses his positions directly in articles where appropriate. Constine does not do consulting, angel investing, or public stock trading beyond public stock invesments by his parents' estate that he has no role in managing or advising.)

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