Personal philanthropy social network STAND has secured $2.25 million in funding. Resolute Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Jack Dorsey, Greylock Discovery, Fresco Capital, MGM, LinkedIn, CITI Ventures and former Square CTO Bob Lee. In addition to the funding, STAND has appointed Biz Stone as chairman.Continue
Obvious Ventures, a new San Francisco-based venture firm, has officially launched, according to a blog post by co-founder Ev Williams, The firm is currently raising capital for its inaugural fund that will focus on “world positive” investing. In addition to Williams, who is a co-founder of Twitter, Obvious Ventures’ other co-founders are James Joaquin and Vishal Vasishth. Among Obvious Ventures’ advisors are Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.Continue
Biz Stone, who earlier this summer left Twitter with co-founder Jack Dorsey’s return to the CEO role, is now taking a strategic advisor’s role with one of his first funding partners, Spark Capital. In a blog post earlier today, Spark general partner Bijan Sabet announced Stone would join as a strategic advisor. The VC is […]Continue
(Reuters) – Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams plan to revive Obvious, the company they conceived years ago as a technology project incubator that eventually spawned Twitter.
Stone and Williams will continue to advise Twitter on strategic matters, but devote the lions’ share of their time to The Obvious Corporation, Stone told the Aspen Ideas Conference at the ski resort on Tuesday.
The pair, along with others such as Jack Dorsey, who now runs payments service Square, created the four-year-old website that allows users to send 140-character messages across the Internet. It has grown into a microblogging phenomenon used by celebrities and heads of state alike, hailed at times as a crucial tool in promotingContinue
The Berkeley Hills neighbors of Twitter cofounder Biz Stone better steel themselves for a massive street crowd this coming Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. A little earlier today, Stone tweeted the listing for his two-bedroom, two-bath, William Wurster-designed family cottage. Price? $575,000. “We loved our Wurster cottage in Berkeley but it’s time to move—if you’re into architecture, check […]Continue