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Pumpers, Dumpers, and Shills: The Skycoin Saga

Pumpers, Dumpers, and Shills: The Skycoin Saga

On an April afternoon in 2011, a twenty-seven-year-old tech entrepreneur named Bradford Stephens arrived at a stucco bungalow near the canals of Venice, California. He had recently started a new data-analytics company, and had come to speak with a coder named Brandon Smietana, whom he hoped would get involved. Stephens had already met Smietana online, where he uses the handle ...

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The Pandemic Drives Cofounders to Couples Therapy

Before they were cofounders, Kris Chaisanguanthum and Ryan Damm were friends. Then in 2016 they started Visby, a holographic imaging company. “You talk about getting into business with somebody that you get along with, but there’s nothing that you do with your friends that is as intense as starting a company,” says Chaisanguanthum. “It’s in many ways like having a ...

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