How Charlotte Became the South’s Capital of Capital

When BB&T and SunTrust announced earlier this year that they would join forces in the biggest banking merger since the global financial crisis—rebranding themselves as the curiously named Truist—there was really only one logical choice for the combined financial services giant’s new headquarters. It wasn’t just that Charlotte, N.C., found itself conveniently located between BB&T’s […]

Exclusive: Quibi Taps Mellody Hobson, Roger Lynch for Board of Directors

Its namesake service isn’t slated for North American launch until April 6, 2020, but Quibi, the short-form media startup founded late last year by Hollywood kingpin Jeffrey Katzenberg and led by Silicon Valley skipper Meg Whitman, is well on its way to building a star-studded team. Over the last eight months Quibi–under the temporary name […]

How a Boston Startup Could Revolutionize Weather Forecasting

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Aaron in for Adam this morning. You’ve no doubt heard about the “Internet of Things”–maybe you’ve even heard too much–but Shimon Elkabetz wants you to start thinking about the […]

Date Sheet–How a Boston Startup Could Revolutionize Weather Forecasting

Aaron in for Adam this morning. You’ve no doubt heard about the “Internet of Things”–maybe you’ve even heard too much–but Shimon Elkabetz wants you to start thinking about the “Weather of Things.” While the government and most private weather forecasters rely on satellites and a network of weather stations and radars scattered around the country, […]

Wild One’s Debut of Healthier Dog Treats Reflects How Pet Startups Are Learning From Human Food Brands

“Sustainable” “Single ingredient.” “Ethically sourced.” These are all terms now often deployed to advertise grocery store products as more and more consumers become concerned with how their food is actually produced and processed. But typically, these are terms used to advertise food for humans. Increasingly, pet food companies are following suit in their production and […]

Ellevest Raises $33 Million From Valerie Jarrett and Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures

Ellevest’s mission has always been to create more wealth for women through its digital investment platform. In a funding round announced Thursday, the two-year-old startup brought on investors backing that mission, including former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Melinda Gates’ firm Pivotal Ventures. The investment is one of Pivotal Ventures’ first in a […]

21 Female Venture Capitalists on Investing, Diversity, and the Value of Independent Thought

We all know the stats. Only 2% of venture funding went to female founders, and just 8% of partners at the top venture capital firms are women. But in honor of International Women’s Day, I decided to highlight something else — the people behind the stats. I’ve conducted 49 interviews for Term Sheet’s ‘5 Qs […]

Data Sheet—Lyft Has Proven It Can Grow, But Not Necessarily Make Money

The financial world must periodically stand agape at the wonder of “technology” companies as they first reveal their results to the public. Lyft, for example, caused much hoopla by being the first of the expected mega-unicorns to file its IPO papers, as if a first-mover advantage matters in this regard. So Lyft is speedy. But […]

Digital Savvy Estonia Is Set to Get Its First Female Prime Minister

In Sunday’s parliamentary election in Estonia, the center-right Reform party won 29.4% of the vote, setting up its leader Kaja Kallas to become the first female prime minister of the Baltic country, so long as she can form a coalition government. Estonia’s ruling Centre party took second place with 23.1%, and the far-right Estonian Conservative […]