Jessica Lessin on Muck Rack

Jessica Lessin Verified

San Francisco
Editor-in-Chief, The Information
As seen in:  Guardian, Wall Street Journal

I am the founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Information. Thanks for following!

Meet the Woman Who Runs Founders Fund

theinformation.com — Venture capital is a clubby industry and, as we know, full of men. So it's all the more interesting when women do rise through the ranks, women like Lauren Gross, the energetic and very under-the-radar chief operating officer of Founders Fund. Since late 2013, the 32-year-old Ms. Gross has been ...

Relationship Advice for Facebook and the Media Industry

theinformation.com — Dear Facebook and Publishers, You're having relationship issues, some of which are playing out in the press. Tom wrote this morning about media companies' perception that Facebook wants to own their audiences. And news reports this week, including one from The Information about Facebook's video "Anthology" plans, have made it clear you're awkwardly testing the waters on some new rounds of content partnerships.

What Facebook Should Learn from WeChat

theinformation.com — Facebook today announced big plans to open up Messenger to developers. This means Facebook wants to make your Messenger inbox as central a communication channel as News Feed. To start, you'll be able to send stickers, videos and messages made in other apps through Messenger. And more ...

Has Personal Live Video Arrived? Not So Fast

theinformation.com — Anyone who has been in the tech industry long enough gets used to deja vu. The industry is constantly popping out ideas that have been tried, over and over again-payments, virtual assistants, tablets-before they eventually find their moment. That's the context I have in my head when thinking ...

What We Can Learn from Israel

theinformation.com — Hello from Jerusalem. It's just a few days before the elections here, and I was fortunate to spend the last week in the country with a group of U.S. entrepreneurs meeting Israeli entrepreneurs, political leaders and The Information subscribers from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ramallah. It's been an ...

The Apple Watch Upgrade Issue

theinformation.com — After Monday's expected Apple Watch event, plenty of people will be talking about whether to buy the highly anticipated gadget now or wait for future models. One important consideration often overlooked in such discussions: how quickly shoppers will tire of the one they buy. Imagine the iPhone ...

The Fight Tech Companies Must Win

theinformation.com — Every week I become more convinced that the next generation of big tech winners and losers will be determined by one question: Can they localize? Of course, modifying a product for different markets has always been very important to big tech companies. But I think it is becoming the key ...

The Pros and Cons of the Multitasking Entrepreneur

theinformation.com — Entrepreneurs are a busy bunch. In last month's subscriber survey, we asked how many of you pursued various extracurricular professional activities, including investing and sitting on boards. The results and commentary surprised us; entrepreneurs really are consummate multitaskers. But the activities aren't without risks.

Tim Cook and Contradicting the Founder-CEO

theinformation.com — In Silicon Valley, people like to talk about there being two types of CEOs: the "visionary founder" who started the company or the "professional manager" who steps in when the founder leaves or is pushed aside. And there's no doubting which of the two people prefer. Founder-led companies thrive, ...

Reforming the Health Care ‘Freakosystem’

theinformation.com — As tech bulldozes its way through various industries, few have posed more obstacles and opportunities than health care. The $3.8 trillion system in the U.S. alone is old, massive and most people agree, in dire need of repair. The structure of the industry and the sensitive nature of health data ...
More Articles →
Apr 01, 2015

Why analysts are making up all sorts of numbers about smartwatches, cars. They have no idea what's going to happen. theinformation.com/Why-Analysts-a…

Apr 01, 2015

LPs are pushing to do more co-investing, says @foundersfund COO Lauren Gross. Are others seeing that? theinformation.com/Meet-the-Woman…

Apr 01, 2015

RT @clewishalpern: "Either do whatever many other people are doing + fight for your spot, or you can do something different." @peterthiel via @theinformation



Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Email

For instructions on how to pitch Jessica Lessin, email jessicalessin@muckrack.com.


Share This Profile