The Good News, Bad News, Week

Keith Teare
24 min readJun 3, 2022

By Keith Teare • Issue #312 • View online

34 new unicorns in May and three new decacorns. It’s the best time in 5 years to be a VC? But Tiger is down 52%, 15–20,000 tech workers have been laid off and Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Facebook. It’s a good news, bad news, week.

Both can be True at the Same Time

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34 new Unicorns

Salesforce growth accelerating

Startup valuations are “highly attractive”

Money flows to private equity

It’s the best time to be a VC

Chipotle accepts crypto as payment

US insurers like crypto as an investment

FTX is growing

Binance is investing

Securitize tokenizes $500m fund

SEC wants ESG claims to be backed up

Tiger down 52% year to date

15,000 tech layoffs in May

Sheryl Sandberg leaves Meta

Supreme Court sides against Texas on censorship

Young Rich Anti-Capitalists

Twitter

Gil Dibner

Editorial

First published Fri Jun 3, 2016; substantive revision Fri Oct 2, 2020

“Dialectics” is a term used to describe a method of philosophical argument that involves some sort of contradictory process between opposing sides. In what is perhaps the most classic version of “dialectics”, the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato (see entry on Plato), for instance, presented his philosophical argument as a back-and-forth dialogue or debate, generally between the character of Socrates, on one side, and some person or group of people to whom Socrates was talking (his interlocutors), on the other. In the course of the dialogues, Socrates’ interlocutors propose definitions of philosophical concepts or express views that Socrates challenges or opposes. The back-and-forth debate between opposing sides produces a kind of linear progression or

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Keith Teare

Founder at SignalRank Corporation. Publisher of That Was The Week, Founder at archimedes.studio. Founding TechCrunch investor