How the Golden State Warriors Achieved Unicorn Status

Seven years ago, Golden State Warriors fans rained down boos on a visibly stunned majority owner Joe Lacob as he was delivering a speech during a jersey retirement ceremony for Warriors’ hall of fame sharpshooter Chris Mullin. The seasoned venture capitalist and partner at Kleiner Perkins, renowned for his ruthless and successful investing in the […]

Data Sheet—Why Twitch Pivoted to Video Games, and Why It Worked

Emmett Shear, the quirky and focused and highly successful CEO of Amazon-owned streaming phenom Twitch, knows the exact moment he went from being a failing entrepreneur to the leader of a high-growth business. Justin.tv, Twitch’s predecessor company, was a well-before-its-time 24-hour reality TV webcaster. It wasn’t working. Shear and his partners decided to focus on […]