Venture Weekly Editor’s Note – 5/17/2016

Is the Tech Press Hunting Unicorns?

Startups had another tough week in the tech press. William Alden wrote a damning expose on Palantir, one of the Valley’s most secretive companies up to this point, to which co-founder Joe Lonsdale replied on Quora. Former VP of Engineering at uBeam Paul Reynolds published a blog post this past week basically saying that the technology can’t work as advertised (which was picked up by many, many outlets). Mark Suster, VC at Upfront Ventures and uBeam board member, responded here.