Biz Carson

Forbes Staff


2 weeks ago

Lyft Stock Rises In Public Market Debut, But It Still Won’t Make Founders Billionaires

But unlike the wave of consumer tech founders before them, Lyft’s IPO will not crown any new billionaires. Forbes estimates the founders’ stakes at less than 5% total.
By Biz Carson 6 min read
4 weeks ago

How IPOs From Uber, Airbnb And Others Could Create A $230 Billion Windfall And 6,000 New Millionaires

The upcoming tech IPO boom has real estate agents and car dealers, even ice sculpture makers, preparing for what’s seen as an incoming wave of newly minted millionaires.
By Biz Carson 13 min read
1 month ago

Uber-For-Planes Startup BlackBird Raises $10 Million To Replace Road Trips With Flying Private

Blackbird wants to make flying private as affordable as driving and have it become the go-to option for any 50-to-500-mile trip. The biggest challenge is getting people to buy in.
By Biz Carson 9 min read
1 month ago

Playing To Win: How Sandbox VR’s Founder Invested Everything To Build A New Virtual Reality World

Steve Zhao wanted to build the Holodeck from "Star Trek" so he invested his life savings. It worked, and he's raised an additional $68 million from top Silicon Valley VCs.
By Biz Carson 7 min read
1 month ago

Lyft’s Revenue Doubled In 2018 As It Gains On Uber In U.S., But Losses Still Growing

Lyft’s revenues doubled in 2018 to reach $2.2 billion, up from $343.3 million in 2016 and $1.1 billion in 2017. 
By Biz Carson 8 min read
1 month ago

DoorDash Is Now Worth Nearly As Much As Grubhub After $400 Million Funding Infusion

The food delivery company is now worth $7.1 billion, says CEO and cofounder Tony Xu. 
By Biz Carson 7 min read
2 months ago

DoorDash And Amazon Won’t Change Tipping Policy After Instacart Controversy; If You're Worried, Carry Cash

App-based delivery services have adapted the traditional tipping services to suit their needs, impacting the payouts of the delivery drivers. 
By Biz Carson 12 min read
2 months ago

Forbes Fact-Check: Jack Dorsey Is Still A Billionaire, And No, He Did Not Give Away Most Of His Square Stake To Charity

In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, Dorsey laid out a few claims about his wealth. How far are they correct?
By Biz Carson 12 min read