Biz Carson

Forbes Staff

ARTICLES

1 week ago

Billionaires Jim Breyer and Thomas Tull Lead $15 Million Bet That Genies’ Avatars Will Be Next Big Thing In Social

Genies’ digital caricatures have popped up everywhere—from Scooter Braun’s Instagram account to DJ Khaled’s and attracted a star-studded list of investors.
By Biz Carson 15 min read
3 weeks ago

Scooter Startup Lime Swaps Out CEO As Cofounders Change Roles

It’s not too uncommon for startups to switch up leadership at some point. Lime’s growth has exploded in the last two years since it launched in January 2017.
By Biz Carson 3 min read
3 weeks ago

DoorDash Is Now Worth $12.6 Billion After New $600 Million Investment

Just three months after raising $400 million, DoorDash confirmed it has closed another $600 million with NY hedge fund Darsana Capital Partners leading the round.
By Biz Carson 9 min read
1 month ago

After $1.1 Billion Loss, Lyft Says 2019 Will Be ‘Peak Loss Year’

Revenues reached $776 million in the first quarter, up nearly 95% from the year-ago quarter, and beating analyst estimates of $739 million, compiled by Refinitiv.
By Biz Carson 4 min read
2 months ago

Lyft Stock Rises In Public Market Debut, But It Still Won’t Make Founders Billionaires

But unlike the wave of consumer tech founders before them, Lyft’s IPO will not crown any new billionaires. Forbes estimates the founders’ stakes at less than 5% total.
By Biz Carson 6 min read
2 months ago

How IPOs From Uber, Airbnb And Others Could Create A $230 Billion Windfall And 6,000 New Millionaires

The upcoming tech IPO boom has real estate agents and car dealers, even ice sculpture makers, preparing for what’s seen as an incoming wave of newly minted millionaires.
By Biz Carson 13 min read
3 months ago

Uber-For-Planes Startup BlackBird Raises $10 Million To Replace Road Trips With Flying Private

Blackbird wants to make flying private as affordable as driving and have it become the go-to option for any 50-to-500-mile trip. The biggest challenge is getting people to buy in.
By Biz Carson 9 min read
3 months ago

Playing To Win: How Sandbox VR’s Founder Invested Everything To Build A New Virtual Reality World

Steve Zhao wanted to build the Holodeck from "Star Trek" so he invested his life savings. It worked, and he's raised an additional $68 million from top Silicon Valley VCs.
By Biz Carson 7 min read