Sarah Lacy

Founder and Editor-in-chief

Sarah Lacy is the founder and editor-in-chief of PandoDaily.

She is an award winning journalist and author of two critically acclaimed books, “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0″ (Gotham Books, May 2008) and “Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos” (Wiley, February 2011).

She has been covering technology news for over 15 years, most recently as a senior editor for TechCrunch.


David Holmes

David Holmes is Pando’s East Coast Editor. He is also the co-founder of Explainer Music, a production company specializing in journalistic music videos. His work has appeared at, ProPublica, the Guardian, the Daily Dot,, and Grist.
You can follow David on Twitter @holmesdm

Kevin Kelleher

Kevin Kelleher is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked at Bloomberg, Wired News and The Industry Standard magazine and has written for Wired magazine, Reuters, Fortune, GigaOm, Popular Science, Salon, Portfolio as well as many others.


Bryan Goldberg

Bryan is an entrepreneur in New York and San Francisco. He is the Founder and CEO of He previously founded Bleacher Report, and currently advises several startups. You can follow him on Twitter.

Mike Tatum

Mike Tatum

Mike Tatum is a board member at Pando and co-producer of the Southland Conference. He is also the founder of Workbus which launches this summer. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at

Richard Nieva

Richard Nieva

Richard Nieva is a staff writer for PandoDaily, covering startups and technology in Silicon Valley. He was previously a reporter for Fortune Magazine, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times and on You can follow him on Twitter.

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Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is a recent graduate student of NYU studying business and economic reporting, Andrea oversees the ticker and writes about subjects pertaining to the New York tech scene. She love covering tech, startups, entrepreneurs, and anything that brings innovation and thought provoking ideas to the world. Prior to becoming a journalist, she was involved in marketing in corporate settings and owned an ecommerce store.


David Sirota

Staff Writer

David Sirota is a staff writer for PandoDaily, television commentator and nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist living in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of the books “Hostile Takeover,” “The Uprising” and “Back to Our Future” and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Wired, Vice, The Nation and He covers the intersection of politics, technology and popular culture.

Tim Worstall

Tim Worstall is a Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the WSJ, The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Register, Forbes online and a number of other places. He is also in his day job an expert in the rare earth metal, scandium. A strange thing to be but someone has to be and in this flavour of our universe Worstall is it. He apologises in advance for his Englishness and the manner in which his spelling will waver from accepted American standards at times.

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Michael Carney


Michael Carney has spent his career exploring the world of early stage technology as an investor and entrepreneur and has participated in building companies in multiple countries within North and South America and Asia. Ultimately, he is an enthusiast of all things shiny and electronic and is inspired by those who build businesses and regularly tackle difficult problems. You can follow Michael on Twitter @mcarney.

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Erin Griffith


Erin Griffith covers New York startups for PandoDaily. She’s worked as staff writer for Adweek and a private equity blogger for peHUB. Her writing has appeared in Venture Capital Journal,, Time Out New YorkHuffington Post,, and BUST. She plays keyboard in a band called Team Genius and Tweets as @Eringriffith.

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Farhad Manjoo


Farhad Manjoo graduated from Cornell University in 2000. In 2008, he was hired as a staff writer for Slate magazine, covering technology, journalism and politics.

Farhad is a paid contributor to PandoDaily.

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Kym McNicholas

Kym McNicholas is an Emmy Award winning reporter (3x Emmy nominated), with 18 years experience in broadcasting. She has spent most of her career in finance and technology, most recently at Forbes.

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Adam L. Penenberg


Adam is the Editor of PandoDaily and a journalism professor at New York University. He has written for The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, the Economist, as well as many others, and is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed “Viral Loop.” His latest is “Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking.” Follow him on Twitter @penenberg or visit his website,


Francisco Dao


Francisco Dao is the founder of 50Kings, a private community for technology and media innovators. He is a former leadership columnist for, a lifelong entrepreneur, author, and former stand-up comic. He writes every Tuesday and Thursday for PandoDaily.

Startups Anonymous

StartupsAnonymous is a place for startups to share, ask questions, and answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can find StartupsAnonymous on Twitter.

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Josh Hannah

Josh Hannah, Guest Contributor

Josh Hannah is a general partner at Matrix Partners, where his investments include Huddle, Inflection, JustFab, Quora, Inflection, and Taulia. Previously he co-founded, which he successfully merged with to create the world’s first online marketplace for sports betting. He is recognized for turning around eHow to increase revenue and traffic 30-fold before selling to Demand Media in 2006 for a 400x return.

Juan Forrer

Juan Forrer is a journalist traveling South America finding stories about technology, economic development, and politics. He graduated from Cornell University and has written for NationSwell, PolicyMic and The American Lawyer.