Silicon Valley Review: Series Finale
In this episode, we review both Ep5 and Ep6 of Season 6, the final episodes of the season and of the series. We discuss terms of service, decentralized internet, Pied Piper’s original story, and (spoiler alert) our thoughts on the founders’ final decision to sabotage their software.
Silicon Valley Review S6, Ep5: Hooli Chocolate & Pied Piper Peanut Butter
In this episode, we review S6, Ep5: “Techics” and discuss the legalities of “unmerging” a merger, transferring ownership, and whether or not Pied Piper would be liable for Gavin’s unethical actions as CEO of Hooli.
Silicon Valley Review S6, Ep4: Cold Ice Cream & Hot Kisses
In this episode, we review S6, Ep4: “Maximizing Alphaness” and discuss Richard’s relationship with Ethan, Jared meeting his birth parents, and Gavin’s book reading.
Silicon Valley Review S6, Ep3: Board v. Shareholder Consent
In this episode, we review S6, Ep3: “Hooli Smokes” and discuss fiduciary duties of board members, notification requirements for emergency board meetings, and the difference between board and shareholder consent.
Silicon Valley Review S6, Ep2: Maximo’s Valuation & Investment Offer
In this episode, we review S6, Ep2: “Blood Money” and discuss earnouts, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), California’s female director requirement, and Maximo’s valuation and investment offer.
Silicon Valley Review S6, Ep1: Data Privacy
In this episode, we review S6, Ep1: “Artificial Lack of Intelligence” and discuss data privacy.
Silicon Valley Review Overview
In Silicon Valley Review, we review each episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley and discuss how it applies to real startups.
Silicon Valley Review S5, Ep8: Hockey Stick Growth, Board Control & Fiduciary Growth
In this episode, we review S5, Ep8: “Fifty-One Percent” and discuss hockey stick growth, giving up board control, and fiduciary duty.
Silicon Valley Review S5, Ep7: VCs vs. ICOs & Enforcing Contracts
In this episode, we review S5, Ep7: “Initial Coin Offering” and discuss ICOs, valuation milestones, harvesting user data, giving up board control, and enforcing contracts.
Silicon Valley Review S5, Ep6: Cease & Desist Letters, Utility Tokens & Series B Term Sheets
In this episode, we review S5, Ep6: “Artificial Emotional Intelligence” and discuss cease and desist letters, transferring utility tokens, Series B term sheets, and China’s work culture.