Dave McClure defends the embattled "unicorn" startup. / Jill Browne
The Baffler,  April 14, 2015

Daily Bafflements

Dave McClure defends the embattled "unicorn" startup. / Jill Browne
w
o
r
d

f
a
c
t
o
r
y

• In an impassioned defense of “unicorns,” Dave McClure, a prominent angel investor, writing for Medium, says that talk about the overvaluation of startups is cheap, and argues that many public companies are also substantially overvalued.

The Broad, LA’s new contemporary art museum under the helm of art philanthropist Eli Broad, opened this spring, calling to mind Rhonda Lieberman’s stinging Baffler salvo on Broad, Alice Walton, and venture philanthropy in the art world.

• Anand Giridharadas attempts to remind New York Times readers that the “mobile-enabled, venture-capital-backed servitude of our time” comes at a price.

You Might Also Enjoy

Social Cyborgs

Benjamin Schneider

Participating in the network from across the uncanny valley, these artists seek to critique Instagram from the inside.

word factory

Baffler Newsletter

New email subscribers receive a free copy of our current issue.

Further Reading

 March 14

Reading great literature makes us beautiful and wise, sure, but reading campaign memoirs makes us informed citizens.

Heads Up: We recently updated our privacy policy to clarify how and why we collect personal data. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy.