• Michael Hiltzik: Uber and Lyft try to blunt a court ruling that their drivers are employees

    3 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    It was clear almost from the first that the California Supreme Court, in a ruling in April 2018, threw the business models of Uber and Lyft companies for a loop. The thrust of the ruling was that drivers for those...
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  • Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments

    Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Jeff Ubersax knows yeast.
    The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company that was using fermentation to make biofuels back in the early days of the first clean technology boom back in 2008.
    Now, the same technology that Ubersax and Jay Keasling, the celebrated professor from the University of California at Berkeley who co-founded Amyris and Demetrix, used to make biofuels is being applied to the production of cannabis.
    The company launched with an $11 million seed round led...
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  • I was the first employee of a huge startup. Here's my advice to anyone thinking about joining an early-stage company

    I was the first employee of a huge startup. Here's my advice to anyone thinking about joining an early-stage company

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Adrian Granzella Larssen is a content strategist, editorial director, and founder of Sweet Spot Content .
    Eight years ago, she was the first employee at The Muse , a content-first career website founded by Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos.
    "You're always in a rush, you're broke, you're exhausted," she writes of her first days at the company.
    What follows is her candid advice to anyone thinking about joining an early-stage startup.
    For instance, ask yourself what you hope to get out of the experience, and be honest about your tolerance for change.
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