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Tesla Motors to open source its Supercharger network

At the Tesla shareholder's meeting last week, CEO Elon Musk dropped hints that he was thinking of doing something "controversial" with regards to Tesla's patents. Engadget reports that Musk, speaking at the UK launch of the Model S, said Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Biotech investor Mir Imran

After a long dry winter, biotechnology has enjoyed a warm embrace of late from venture capital firms. Mir Imran of San Jose’s InCube Labs might say, “What kept you?” The serial entrepreneur and Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC

Palo Alto’s SoftTech VC is hardly your typical venture capital firm. Its founder, Jeff Clavier, is French. The firm helped pioneer the “micro VC” trend, bridging the gap Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Julie Meyer of Ariadne Capital on how to crush it in Europe

Palo Alto native Julie Meyer headed off to Paris after finishing college in the late 1980s, intent on learning the language. She got a job teaching English to French executives who worked for Silicon Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Claudia Fan Munce of IBM Venture Capital

Claudia Fan Munce heads IBM’s Venture Capital Group, which she runs from Big Blue’s venerable Almaden Research Center in San Jose. IBM scientists stationed there over the decades have pioneered such technologies as the Read More →

Thought Leaders: Elon Musk & Lyndon Rive on disrupting the utility market

If you've ever been to a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission, you know that they typically feature representatives from the utilities that the CPUC regulates. Think PG&E, SCE and SDG&E in suits. But on Thursday, the CPUC heard from Read More →
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