I have a retirement fund managed by a third party and I have at one time owned the following individual stocks: Apple, Alibaba, Amazon, Twitter, Skyworks and Facebook. I have not covered any of these companies since making those investments, but I had written and done video about them for Reuters at least a year prior to my investments.
Circa was angel funded by a number of individuals. When we report on a company run by someone who is an angel, we disclose that in our story. We were backed by two VC firms: Quotidian Ventures and Lerer-Hippeau Ventures.
My editorial judgement is not influenced by these investors or investments.
I voted in the 2008 Presidential Election, I voted for Barack Obama. I did not vote in the 2012 or 2016 election. I voted in the 2018 midterm election, across the board with the Democratic party. I was an advisor to Swing Left in the 2018 midterm election.