May 22 2014

PandoDaily

Founded: Jan 16, 2012
Type: Creative

Speaking truth to the new power.

PandoDaily is a web publication that offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. It bills itself as “the site of record for Silicon Valley.” PandoDaily was started by former TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy. The name was inspired by a tree colony in Utah, Pando, whose massive root system covers 106 acres and is continually sprouting new stems or trunks, even after wildfires have destroyed existing trunks. “It’s the perfect metaphor for what I love about Silicon Valley. It’s not just individual hot startups of-the-moment; it’s that unique startup ecosystem that continually shoots up new companies no matter how frothy or scorched everything above ground gets,” she wrote.